Real treble in brace of super Withy under-8 performances

PUBLISHED: 13:20 20 January 2011

Rugby Withycombe under8s action  one

Rugby Withycombe under8s action one


Withcyombe RFC Junior section - latest from the under-8s

WITHYCOMBE under-8s emerged from their two games with Kingsbridge with a draw and a win and they scored five tries in each match.

As is the norm this term with the superbly supported under-8 section, there were sufficient numbers for two teams to play separate matches.

In the opening game Withy (red tag) dominated the visitors and took a 4-1 lead into the break.

The hall-mark of a fine first half display was a combination of much improved defence and excellent individual tagging throughout, to support sharp attacking passages of play.

In the second half Withies seemed to take their foot off the gas to let the visitors deservedly back into level the final score at five scores each.

Tom Real hit a hat-trick and Thomas Humphries got the other two. Both scorers linked well and Real caught the eye with one fabulous run from a re-start that took hi the full length of the pitch for one of his treble.

The second game saw Withy (yellow tag) comfortably cruise to a commanding victory, displaying organised and tight defence to close down Kings and win back their own ball, often from pressurising the opposition into knocking the ball forward.

With their own ball Withies were able to repeatedly probe deep into the visitors half with some fine individual running and support play by all to allow recycled ball to pass down the line.

Matthew Edworthy’s strong running was rewarded with a pair of tries and Will Cooper also bagged a brace whilst the single score came from Ben Wilkinson.

There’s no doubt that this under-8 pair of performances were a marked improvement on the previous weeks efforts and it is hoped that a similar collective performances can be repeated in forthcoming matches.

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