Cockles double up in youth cups
PUBLISHED: 13:29 21 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:02 10 June 2010
Exmouth U14s 31pts, Exeter 7 Devon Cup: The comprehensive score line belies a hard-fought and difficult game. A deep kick from the start saw a good chase from the pack and immediately put the Cockles on the front foot.
Exmouth U14s 31pts, Exeter 7 Devon Cup: The comprehensive score line belies a hard-fought and difficult game.
A deep kick from the start saw a good chase from the pack and immediately put the Cockles on the front foot.
It wasn't long before early pressure resulted in Simon Hartery going over for the first try.
The Chiefs bounced back and took the game into the Cockles' half, where they stayed for some time.
Against the flow the Cockles broke out and a series of swift and accurate passes took the team into Chiefs' territory.
The ball was whizzed out by Lloyd Watkins and taken within a metre of the touch line. Jake Cunningham picked up and scored the second try. Bradley Nielsen converted.
The Cockles maintained their momentum when Cunningham went over for his second try.
Chiefs came out for the second half full of running and aggression and quickly scored a deserved try which was converted.
The Cockles took control of the game in most areas and started pushing the Chiefs back.
After an opportunistic break through the middle from Nielsen, the ball was passed wide into the hands of Danny Sansom who went over for the fourth try. Nielsen converted.
As the game drew to a close, a final try was scored by Hartery.
Man of the Match went to Josh Elliott.
Plymstock 0, Exmouth U13s 29pts
A STRONG performance by all the Exmouth players earned a reward for their hard work in training.
The travelling supporters saw sharp tackling, incisive running and great team play giving the squad the win they deserved
Exmouth took the lead after five minutes and never looked back
The Exmouth forwards showed improved teamwork to drive Plymstock backwards, giving a great platform for tricky backs to run great lines of attack.
The forwards and backs showed confident handling and passing skills, hinting at some exciting potential for this season.
Tries came from Jake Gilbody, Jevon Burns (2), Mark Godfrey and Harry Parkin, who also slotted two conversions.