Exmouth Colts show great spirit and determination in defeat at Brixham

PUBLISHED: 09:57 06 December 2018

Hands holding rugby ball

Hands holding rugby ball

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Exmouth Colts travelled to Brixham for a friendly match and, for the second week in succession, the young Cockles went into a tough fixture missing several players and were only able to field a team of 14 which was again reduced to 13 with just 10 minutes played.

However, despite the lack of players and having to play backs in the pack the scrum was good and defence solid.

Both teams were struggling to keep the line out throws straight in the gusty conditions and without any regular second row forwards, the Cockles lineout was predictable and failed to produce any real advantage.

This was a particular disappointment because Brixham were providing plenty of opportunities through indiscipline particularly in the first half.

Exmouth knew this was going to be a challenge as Brixham are lying second in the division above them.

However, since the start of the season there has been significant improvement across the pitch in the Cockles Colts and they certainly lack nothing in terms of spirit and gritty determination and both were on show, in abundance, at Brixham where, eventually, they succumbed to a 41-0 defeat.

The next league outing for the Cockles Colts is not until the December 22, however, they do have a friendly this Friday (December 7) under the Imperial Ground floodlights when they host Exeter Saracens (7pm).

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