Withycombe Under-10s power to two big clean sheet wins over visiting Brixham
PUBLISHED: 07:48 28 November 2013 | UPDATED: 07:48 28 November 2013
Withycombe Under-10s, fresh off their emphatic win the previous week at Exeter Chiefs dished up a clean sheet win double against visiting Brixham.
In the first game Withy showed not only do they have great attacking and fast pace, but when the ground gets heavy and slow, they have strength, stamina and determination as well!
Facing a strong Brixham side who were well drilled and played fast passing competitive rugby the young Withy’s dug in deep winning rucks and tackling hard.
Alfie Gillard opened the scoring with a fine try quickly followed by two great tries from the Charlie Passmore and Erin Asselman.
In the middle Alfie Gillard, James Griffin, Ollie Hempstead and Charlie Tyler all held the line to stop Brixham advancing with Callum Toze making headway down the pitch time and time again. Withy showed the depth of their team with Joe Cole, James Griffin and Harry Williams, who is showing who’s the boss in the scrum half position, all getting on the score sheet as a 30-0 win was sealed.
The second game saw changes made with some new players having their first experience of competitive rugby. New boy Josh Chisling started his withy career with two text book crunching tackles and Jacob Holt showed promise with his ability as well which put Brixham on the back foot from the start.
Oliver Willis who had been rock solid both games with his defending and team play showed he can also score great tries to open Withys account .
Brixham thought back well, pushing Withycombe back and seemed to be back in the game until Harry Williams darting run put Withy two tries ahead.
The hosts then seized the game by the scruff of the neck thanks to the power and strength of Joe Cole to go three up before and Alfie Gillard powered his way over with back-to-back tries.
Led in defence by the efforts of the ever strong Oliver Neal and Paddy Mcguiness, Brixham could not find a way back in the game, and, with Joe Cole again getting on the score sheet, the lead was increased and then put to bed by a fantastic try from Alex Stortenbeker who, although taken off with injury after a stud cut his foot, demanded to go back on and show what a threat he will be in future games!
Withycombe look to continue this fine form on Sunday when they host neighbours Exmouth in what should be a fine game of youth Rugby.
Team. Ollie Willis, Alex Stortenbeker, Joe Cole, Erin Assleman, Callum Toze, James Griffin, Charlie Passmore, Jacob Holt, Charlie Tyler,Ollie Hempstead, Harry Williams, Josh Chisling, Alfie Gillard,Oliver Neal, Paddy Mcguinness and the injured Aaron Humphreys braving the cold to cheer his team on