Solid performances from the juniors

PUBLISHED: 14:49 30 October 2009 | UPDATED: 12:13 10 June 2010

WITHYCOMBE Juniors u-8s and u-7s continued their travels with visits to Honiton last Sunday morning to play two games each in their second fixture of the season, writes Iain Cooper.

WITHYCOMBE Juniors u-8s and u-7s continued their travels with visits to Honiton last Sunday morning to play two games each in their second fixture of the season, writes Iain Cooper.

On a bright autumn morning high up in the hills on the playing fields of Manor House School, Withycombe came away victorious in all matches.

The u-8s won their first game 8-2 and the second game 5-3. It was an excellent performance all round for the side who are clearly continuing to grow in confidence and ability. The team displayed great ball handling and inter-passing skills, and were duly rewarded with a brace of convincing wins.

The u-7s also produced two equally solid performances in a lively end-to-end encounter against the hosts. The first game was won 6-5 and the second, 7-6. Despite the close final scorelines, Withies never looked like losing either game, displaying fast, wide running in attack and enthusiastic tagging in defence.

Two newcomers to Withies u-7s this season, Tom Real and Naome Myle, both gave impressive performances along with all their team- mates in this very encouraging victory.

This Sunday, Withies continue their season with another fixture away to Topsham and the players are asked to meet at Raleigh Park at 9.30am.

Meanwhile, the club is ever keen to recruit more youngsters, particularly at u-10, u-9 and u-8 levels, and if anybody is interested they are invited to pop along to the Withycombe Rugby Club where they will receive a warm welcome.


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