Crediton revenge is sweet for Exmouth under-13s
PUBLISHED: 17:15 21 September 2011 | UPDATED: 17:15 21 September 2011
Exmouth under-13s travelled to Crediton looking to avenge the defeat they suffered to the same opposition the week before.
A healthy squad of twenty one travelled to Mid Devon where they found weather conditions that were more autumnal than early season with a strong wind and plenty of rain!
The young Cockles made a strong start and dominated the early proceedings but were unable to penetrate the home defence.
Eventually, with the slope in their favour, and the wind at their backs, Crediton broke through for the opening try.
Undeterred, the Cockles sought a quick reply and, after getting good early ball, they rucked and drove towards the home line where James White eventually powered over and Alex Taylor tucked away the conversion.
The Mid Devon side were mighty close to scoring again but were denied by a try saving tackle by Adam Furneaux who was quickly back at the other end of the pitch, crossing the Crediton line. Harry Gibbings converted and the Cockles went into then break leading 14-5.
Several changes were made at the break but Exmouth continued to play at a high tempo after the re-start and it was no surprise when second row Andrew Wheeler raced clear to increase the lead.
Strong home defence then kept the Cockles at bay until the closing stages when Nat Aasmaa sprinted half the length of then pitch to score his first ever try for Exmouth.
That put a polished seal on an impressive 24-10 victory for the young Cockles.