Mixed fortunes at Tavistock for Withycombe Under-11s

PUBLISHED: 18:09 31 October 2012

Withycombe Under-11s had mixed fortunes in two matches at Tavistock.

With Wadebridge Camels also on parade it made for a three-team series of matches.

First up Withy took on Tavistock in a match that was not settled until the final play of the contest.

This match turned out to be one that saw both defences boss the proceedings. Withy felt they had broken the deadlock when the backs finally found some space with Ben Bolwell switching the play to Oscar Moyle who broke the home defence going over the try line, but unfortunately the referee did not see the ball being grounded and awarded a scrum. On the final play of the match the ball came out of the side of a ruck for a Tavy forward pick and dive over for the only score of the match. The kick was missed leaving the score 5-0. A remarkable feature of this match was that it was the very first time that this group of Withy youngsters has not scored a try in a competitive match and that’s since they started playing four years ago!

In their second game Withy played Wadebridge Camels and were good value for a 26-5 triumph.

The Camels opened the scoring with an unconverted try. Withy responded well and levelled with Hannah Bolwell scoring after the ball was past through the backs hands to the pacey winger who beat the final two defenders to score in the corner. Harry Hawkins then scored from scrum half after the forwards had a driven and given the space for him to go through. Joe Blyth score the final two tries the second from a penalty in his own half after which he ran the length of the pitch to touch down.

The successful conversions were taken by Jake Yarwood, Kit Fenwick and Lucas White. It was another fine day of rugby from the youngsters and many thanks are due to the parents who drove the players to Tavistock.

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