Withy youngsters excel in terrific matches with Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 19:22 06 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:22 06 March 2013

Withycombe Under-10s

Withycombe Under-10s


Withycombe Under-7s emerged form matches against Exmouth with three wins and just the one defeat, writes Mark Long.

Once again, just as had been witnessed when the sides met four weeks before, the standard of rugby on show from both teams, was excellent. With high numbers two games were played simultaneously.

On pitch one Exmouth got the better of the first game. Despite efforts from Max Rowley and Thomas Lawrence, Exmouth were always just out of reach.

The Withy youngsters clearly took on board what the coaching staff said prior to game two as they looked a different set of players in the next game!

With renewed determination all players moved around the field as a coherent unit that Exmouth struggled to break down.

Direct running from Jack Davies and Brendan Moore set up tries for Thomas Lawrence, the fast improving Ben Jeffries and the ever dangerous Max Rowley, as the Withies went on to secure a 7-5 success.

Over on pitch two the Withycombe youngsters proved to strong for both Exmouth sides and were able to record comfortable wins.

All players were able to get on the sore sheet with Kieran Long and Jamie Thompson leading the way with eight apiece.

This was expertly backed up with some of the best tagging seen this year, and the touchline being used to excellent effect.

The speed of Abigail Cook and Otto Montgomery-Ames was a constant thorn in Exmouth’s side as the passing when tagged opened up the way for many chances.

All games were played in a very good spirit and all can look forward to more excellent rugby between these sides for years to come.

The Withycombe try scorers were; Jamie Thompson (8), Kieran Long (8), Max Rowley (6), Jack Macdonald-Brown (50, Otto Montgomery-Ames (4), Thomas Lawrence (3) and there was one each for Ben Jeffries and Abigail Cook.

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