Bolwell the hat-trick star as Withy under-9 defeat Exeter Saracens
PUBLISHED: 10:09 11 January 2011
Withycombe Under-9s were in impressive form when they entertained Exeter Saracens on a morning that saw over 100 youngsters eager to get paying rugby after the Festive break.
Withy under-9s were 5-2 winners when they came up against Exeter Saracens, writes Guy Bolwell.
The U9’s entertained a very strong Exeter Saracens team. With both team having good numbers and little rugby for the last month it was agreed to train for half an hour then play a short training game for ten minuets followed by the half hour match.
Both teams were rusty during training, the short training match was evenly contested with both side changing players regularly.
The match its self was a great game of rugby with the Withies running out 5 to 2 victors. Both teams hard tackling and commitment made it hard for each teams to score.
It was Withycombe who started the scoring with two fine tries from Ben Bolwell with his trademark jinking runs breaking the Sarries defence.
The rucks and mauls were evenly contested with some fine forward play from Jason Farrent, Ben Hushon and Harry Cartwight.
The backs were also making some good plays with Finley Frazer breaking the line on a couple of occasions he also scored a good try in the training match.
Ieuan Tew scored the Withies third coming out of a maul to run 30 yards a score in the corner. But Sarries came straight back with a try of there own just before half time.
The second half was even better than the first as both teams passing improved.
Tommy Sanderson made a couple of fine tackles to turn over the ball.
The scoring was completed by Ben Bolwell with a late double that put a polished finish on a fine 5-2 win for Withy.