Withy Under-9s iompress at Teignmouth

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

Withy U9s Kieran Long in action

Withy U9s Kieran Long in action

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Withycombe Under-9s were worthy 11-9 winners when they travelled to Teignmouth for a match played out across four quarters.

Withy were quickly into their stride and the home team were forced into a couple of early errors that were seized upon by first Thomas Lawrence and the Tyler Gover, each time leading to Kieran Long and Jack Macdonald-Brown making the required space for the explosive Otto Montgomery-Ames to finish in the corner.

A feature of the early Withy play was the directness of Charlie Tucker and the ever improving Max Rowley together with the determination of Jamie Thompson, the latter scoring four tires in the game.

Teignmouth carried a threat throughout, particularly via their largest player who proved a real handful.

Lessons are easily learnt by this group and it was only a matter of time until the impressive tackling of Corey Mills, Ben Jeffery and Thompson was snuffing out the attacks!

As the game wore on the influence of Lewis Tose grew on proceedings. Not only with his elusive running and use of space, but also in the range of passing shown by both him and Long. Brendan Moore and Tucker made strong runs at the heart of the home defence and each time the ball was slipped to Jack McBryan a score looked likely, and one such move ended with an offload to Mills to dive over.

Very pleasing for all the large contingent of away support was the continued level of tackling that is getting better every week.

This was evident in the play of Thompson, Lawrence, Tose and Montgomery-Ames. All added to by two last ditch tap tackles from Long.

Injuries did hit the side with McBryan, Macdonald-Brown, Mills and Moore all picking up knocks. However, all looked to have recovered well and will hopefully be on parade for the open trainings session being held this Sunday (March 8) from 10am at Raleigh Park.

It’s also ‘bring a friend’ week at Withy so all are welcome to pop along and join in the fun.

For more details call Mark Long on 07824 318030.

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