Exmouth Under-8s continue to thrive

PUBLISHED: 09:01 26 November 2009 | UPDATED: 12:23 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH RFC Under-8s have a squad that continues to grow in numbers and quality and they showed as much in inflicting a couple of resounding victories over Sidmouth at the weekend.

EXMOUTH RFC Under-8s have a squad that continues to grow in numbers and quality and they showed as much in inflicting a couple of resounding victories over Sidmouth at the weekend.

One most impressive features this season of the younger age groups at Exmouth RFC is the ever-increasing number of youngsters attending the club to get their first introduction to the game of rugby.

The Under-8 section is well blessed with numbers and, as a result, the junior players are able to develop their skills both in training and on match days.

In the first match, the young Cockles beat the opposition by six tries to two, thanks to some disciplined play and excellent tagging. One player, in particular, Eddie Ford, was like a one man tagging machine!

In the attacking phase of the contest the Cockles were passing the ball fluently and it was by passing the ball around the opposition players that they were able to produce such effective forward play.

Ollie Jones helped himself to a hat-trick of tries and the other players to cross the Sidmouth line were Harry Sprague, Owen Tidball and James Mcgowan.

In the second game it was a case of Sidmouth playing an attacking game and the Cockles defence showing how well they are taking to their defensive coaching as they kept the opposition at bay.

At the other end tries by Luke Davis (2), Toby McCowaghy (2), Stuart Masters (2), Owen Tidball and Josh Langley saw the Cockles to an 8-5 win.

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