Mixed fortunes for Withycombe Under-7s in matches with Topsham

08:31 19 December 2012

Action from the Withycombe Under-7s meeting with Brixham

Action from the Withycombe Under-7s meeting with Brixham

Archant

Withycombe Under-7s switched venues owing to a waterlogged Topsham pitch and entertained the Tops instead.

The conditions at Raleigh Park were very heavy and this made it a real test for the youngsters.

With both Club having large squads it was decided to play two games simultaneously. As the matches started it quickly became apparent that the sides were evenly matched.

Abigail Cook lead the try scoring honours on pitch one in a contest that saw all the Withy youngsters put in sterling shifts with some good running and support play from Max Rowley and Jack Macdonald-Brown. However, Withy were ultimately undone by too many missed tags.

Despite slipping to a brace of defeats there was much for the Withy coaching staff to be pleased about, particularly on the support play which is worked on in training and which is improving week by week in games.

In the games featuring the other Withy team the results were very different as they bagged a pair of wins. In these matches the Withy attack was again led by Jamie Thompson and superbly backed up by the whole side who all managed to score. In defence Kieran Long proved to be a terrier who didn’t miss a tackle, and a well marshalled defensive line was on display from all with Charlie Tucker, Thomas Lawrence and Otto Montgomery-Ames all making valuable tags.

The biggest cheer of the day came when Tyler Gover saw a gap from a restart and ran the length of the pitch to score in the corner.

The youngest Withies team now has a well deserved Christmas break and are back in action on January 6 when they travel to Exeter Chiefs.

The Withy Under-7 scorers on the day were; Jamie Thompson 8, Kieran Long 6, Abigail Cook 4, Otto Montgomery-Ames and Jack Macdonald-Brown 3, Abigail Cotter and Max Rowley 2, Thomas Lawrence, Tyler Gover and Charlie Tucker.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

05:25
Bowls

The Madeira Bowling Club’s outdoor competitions reached a climax this past weekend when club finals were played, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:03
Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Following their runners up spot in the Exeter District Youth League Under-14s Division Two at the end of last season, Budleigh Salterton boy’s team have completed preparations for life as an Under-15 Division One side, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:51
Crews take their gigs into the sea off Sidmouth

Nine gig boats from seven regional clubs competed at the third annual regatta to be held in Sidmouth.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:50
Football flag. Ref exsp 7259-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth Amateurs are top of the fledgling Fresha League Division One table after a 4-1 success over neighbours Budleigh Salterton at Warren View, writes Adam Reid.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:50
Football flag. Ref exsp 7256-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth Amateurs Reserves made it two wins from two Fresha League Division Three starts with a 6-3 success at St Martins Reserves, writes Adam Reid.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:50

Last Saturday East Budleigh were eventually beaten by a visiting Newtown side that included half a dozen Premier players in their starting line-up and, with Budleigh forced to make five changes for varying reasons, they should not be too down hearted at the 4-1 defeat they suffered, wqrites Mark Auton

Read more
Yesterday, 06:50

A midweek fixture at Ottery St Mary was the setting for East Budleigh’s second match of the new campaign against a robust Tipton St John side on what was a difficult sloping pitch, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:50

Budleigh Salterton sit proudly in a top two berth in the fledgling South West Peninsula League Eastern Division table after they comfortably despatched Exwick Villa 3-0 at Greenway lane, writes Alan Beer.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:49

Exmouth Spartans travelled to Cranbrook for their first away game of the season looking to bounce back from their 2-0 defeat to Sidmouth Thirds in midweek, writes Adam Reid.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:49
Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

East Budleigh Reserves will want to quickly forget their 9-1 drubbing at the hands of a better South Zeal side, writes Mark Auton.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition


Exmouth's trusted business finder