Exmouth coach Jon Hill speaks of the performance against Hornets

PUBLISHED: 08:19 30 October 2015 | UPDATED: 08:19 30 October 2015

Exmouth Cockles played the Hornets at the Imperial ground on Saturday. Ref exsp 4836-44-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth Cockles played the Hornets at the Imperial ground on Saturday. Ref exsp 4836-44-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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Cockles head coach Jon Hill spoke after the win against Hornets.

Cockles head coach Jon Hill: “This excellent victory means we continue our fine home having met a good and highly competitive side. What was most pleasing was our set piece return and our attacking play, which at times was mesmeric and unstoppable.

“When you consider that we had 17-year-old colt George Mears on debut, 18-year-old man of the match Dan Powell, who contributed 22 points, and 18-year -ld hooker Charlie Gibbings all starting together with 19-year-old Ross Watts making his debut off the bench, the future looks promising.

“George Meadows looked like he had played all season (apart from his fitness!), when the reality is, that he had only just returned from six months travelling in Australia. He formed a strong partnership with the experienced Ruairi Cushion, with both players directing our attack.

“We have some work to do on our individual defence over the next two weeks, as we are leaking too much at times, and the players must take some responsibility for this.

“With the rugby World Cup schedule meaning there are no league games this week, we have taken the opportunity to organise a game away at Launceston this coming Thursday night (7.30pm) because we feel that we can continue to develop, and will be better prepared for the November 7, game against Newton Abbot.

“We have been inconsistent at times this season, not helped by unavailability’s and injuries which has meant that we are having to make a number of changes each week. The more game time we get together as a squad, the better we become , and the game also gives us a great opportunity to look at a number of fringe players who are playing well in our 2nd XV who beat Sidmouth 63-5 at the weekend to stay top of the Devon Merit Table.”

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