Withycombe Under-15s win well at Brixham

PUBLISHED: 15:58 01 December 2017

Action from the Withycombe Under-15s win over a Newton Abbot and Exmouth team.

Action from the Withycombe Under-15s win over a Newton Abbot and Exmouth team.

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Withycombe Under-15s were 31-7 winners when they travelled to Brixham.

Early pressure was relieved by a good kick from fly-half Will Cooper. Moments later, winger Lewis Hilliar looked to have opened the scoring, but as he crossed the line the ball was knocked out of his hands.

The home side gave away plenty of penalties for offside and that provided Withy with plenty of forward momentum and, from one raid, the ball was passed wide to Tom Humphrey to cross for an unconverted try.

From the re-start, a good return kick by Will Cooper got a kind bounce and centre Joe Graham gathered to touch down under the posts and Cooper duly tucked away the conversion for Withy to troop off at the break with a 12-0 lead.

Brixham applied early second-half pressure, but again a clever clearance kick from Cooper set up a move that ended with a scrum from which quick hands resulted in the ball being fed to Ben Wilkinson, who crossed in the corner.

Cooper added the extras with a terrific kick.

Brixham hit back to score a converted try, but Withy were soon back on the front foot and Jayden Gore scored the next try, but the conversion was missed.

Straight from the kick-off another good Withy scrum was followed by a slick line break by Jo Graham and a clean pass released Finn Musgrove to score under the posts and Cooper slotted another conversion to complete the scoring.

The Withy Man of the Match award went to Will Cornish for his chop tackling and Joe Graham for his line breaks.

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