Taylor try gives cause to celebrate

PUBLISHED: 18:27 08 October 2009 | UPDATED: 12:04 10 June 2010

In the first of two games against Exeter Chiefs, Exmouth U10s made some strong moves. Tommy Dawson, Andrew Wheeler. Alex Taylor and Luke Bailey tackled dependably and newcomers Max Hitchcock and Rhys Woodward showed promise.

In the first of two games against Exeter Chiefs, Exmouth U10s made some strong moves.

Tommy Dawson, Andrew Wheeler. Alex Taylor and Luke Bailey tackled dependably and newcomers Max Hitchcock and Rhys Woodward showed promise.

In spite of their efforts, the Cockles found themselves 28 points down at half-time.

In the second half Harry Dunn and the Exmouth pack drove forward well. Henry Cornwell-Brown, Taylor and newcomer Charlie Girdlemaslen tackled stoutly. However, Chiefs' tally increased to 42-0 at full time

In the second game, Eddie White and Wheeler made good ground and Harry Gibbins, George Collett and Rob Marshall provided the main defence.

Scrums were won, ball extracted and fed out efficiently by Eric Bramwell. Despite this, Exmouth went into the second half one try down.

The second half started badly with possession quickly turned and the Chiefs steaming through for an easy try.

Exmouth supporters were jubilant when Taylor delivered a long-awaited Cockles' try, which he confidently converted. Adam Furneaux bravely defended, but Chiefs pushed through to increase their lead. Although Hitchcock made a valiant attempt to break through, Chiefs went on to win 21-7.

l HONOURS finished even for Withycombe U7s and U8s in double headers away to Exeter Saracens.

The U8s, showing good handling skills, probing running and solid defensive tagging, won the first game 25-20.

The second encounter proved more challenging against a reorganised home team and was lost by the same margin.

The U7s produced two equally encouraging performances, showing great team work in attack and defence. They lost the first 35-20, but victory was secured in an exciting second match by 35-30.

A notable mention should go to U7 Thomas Hunphreys, who continually opened up the opposition defence to score seven tries in two games.

Training continues this Sunday at Raleigh Park for all ages between 6-14.


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