Exmouth Under-15s put Tiverton to the sword as Wheeler powers his way to a hat-trick
PUBLISHED: 09:33 01 December 2011
Exmouth Under-13s were 29-10 winners when they met Tiverton.
The two teams have played each other every year since they started tag rugby, and this particular encounter saw Exmouth really deliver the goods an under-strength Tiverton squad.
Right from the off the Exmouth forwards took the game to the Tiverton pack, and secured possession in all the early exchanges.
It wasn’t long before second row Andrew Wheeler powered over for his first try of the day.
Though Tiverton put up some hearty resistance, it was only matter of time with such powerful and slick movement, that further Exmouth scores would arrive and the next to score was ever-present scrum half James White.
Exmouth kept pushing forward, and, with great performances from forwards Nat Aasma and Patrick Barton, it was not long before Wheeler got his second. Alex Taylor converted and the Cockles went into the break holding a 17-0 lead.
The Tiverton coaches definitely spotted a flaw in the Exmouth plan, and with two tries inside the first four minutes of the second half, things looked like they may get very interesting!
Exmouth though, showed an amazing amount of skill and passion, and spent several minutes defending their hearts out, Tarquin Kerton-Johnson captained the team from the front and led the defence with real gusto.
This huge amount effort was rewarded with the third try of the day for Wheeler and right at the death a second for White, leaving the final score 29-10.
This match though was yet another step to showing that the young cockles are developing into a very strong squad, with a great team spirit.