Skinner bags try treble as Withy U11s enjoy Tavistock Festival

PUBLISHED: 08:57 05 March 2015 | UPDATED: 08:57 05 March 2015

Withycombe Under-11s were involved in a festival at Tavistock where they were one of six teams in action.

In their first game they met the host club and made a perfect start with Charlie Passmore dotting down from the first attack!

Young Passmore soon doubled his tally after good forward play from Alfie Gillard. Harry Bennett added the third before Tavistock scored with the last play to hand Withies victory by 15-5.

Crediton were next and they provided a stern test. However, with some solid defence to soak up early pressure, they took charge and Ollie Willis once again showed superb mauling skills to rumbled over for two well worked tries as Withies secured a 10-0 success.

again won 10-0.

Teignmouth were next for Withy and it was the Teigns who took the honours 10-0 in a game that saw terrific defence from both teams.

Barnstaple, who went on to win the festival, edged Withy out in a close contest that saw Barum win 5-0.

In classic ‘saving the best for last’ mode, Withy certainly put Okehampton to the sword, beating them 45-5! Henry Bragg capped a fine individual shift with a try double and a brace of tries were also scored by James Griffin and Harry Bennett with the other scores coming from a Samuel Skinner hat-trick of tries.

Withy: Sam Skinner, Ollie Willis, Ollie Hempstead, Oliver Neal, Paddy McGuinness, Alfie Gillard, Harry Williams, Harry Bennett, Callum Tose, Charlie Passmore, James Griffin, Jack Wood, Jack Draper, Henry Bragg, Erin Assleman.

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