Higginson bags nap hand of tries.

PUBLISHED: 13:19 20 January 2011

Exmouth Vs Newton Abbot on Saturday 8th January. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref ejsp 9602-02-11AW

Exmouth Vs Newton Abbot on Saturday 8th January. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref ejsp 9602-02-11AW


EXMOUTH under-11s were in action on the all-weather pitch at Exeter Chiefs last Sunday.

Facing a much improved Chiefs side, the Cockles became engaged in a compelling contest.

The first of two games saw the Cockles storm into the lead before the hosts worked their back into things.

Zac Higginson, who put in a pair of outstanding shifts in both games, scored the first of what would be a five try haul. He displayed great style for the try, head up, and running straight.

Ieuan Kidd proved again that technique counts, and put in an amazing display of tackling throughout.

Joel Ranft, Richard Hall and Morgan Wright, all put in committed efforts and ensured, as regular substitutions were made, the squad remained strong.

Ethan Langson-Justice playing his part in the front row, powered smashed his way through on many occasions and picked up a brace of tries for his efforts.

Madeline Buckley, Luke Hughes, Connor Powell and Max McConaghy, all delivered superb efforts up front and whilst the backs, Jack Sylvester Callum Cross, Hugo Flinn and Ollie Toomey, put together some lightning moves, with slick handling and neatly setting up the ball in the tackle.

With still room for improvement in the tackle area, Matt Seagar took the lead and put in perfectly executed tackle after tackle, driving back opposing players twice his size!

The first of the games ended five all and the second saw the Cockles 2-1 ahead when an injury, which later fortunately proved not to be serious, led to the game being abandoned.

Next up for the Cockles is a meeting with Topsham this coming weekend.

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