Withycombe Under-11s too strong for battling Brixham at Raleigh Park
PUBLISHED: 11:25 27 November 2014 | UPDATED: 11:25 27 November 2014
Withycombe Under-11s were good value for their brace of victories when they entertained Brixham at Raleigh Park.
The morning’s action did not start well for Withy however! No doubt still with their minds on the previous outing against Cullompton, the home youngsters were slowly out of the traps and conceded two tries in as many early minutes!
The visitors added a third try to leave Withy on the back foot, 15-0 down.
The comeback was launched when Charlie Passmore latched on to a kick through by Paddy McGuinness to reduce the deficit just before half-time.
Stern words during the break from the Withy coaching staff paid dividends as Brixham were put under the cosh throughout the second half.
During a period of sustained pressure, Alfie Gillard muscled his way over, before Jack Wood crashed through and the Ollie Willis continued his rich scoring form to put Withies ahead for the first time in the contest.
Mcguinness’s clever chip over the Brixham defence was awarded with a penalty try when he was tackled off the ball, attempting to touch the ball down and this proved to be the final score, sealing a 30-15 Withy win.
The home Man of the Match award went to Alfie Gillard for his sheer work rate and aggressive tackling.
Two different sides took to the pitch for the second match, and although the less experienced Brixham team gave all they had, it was Withies that triumphed 30-0.
Harry Williams and Sam Skinner gave the home team a 10-0 half-time lead and there were four more tries in the second half. Williams and Skinner added to their tally, James Griffin and Man of the Match, Erin Assleman also crossed over the try line.
This was collectively a much-improved performance from the Withy youngsters.
The rucking and mauling was a great deal better than of late and three were some clever breaks initiated by Charlie Tyler and Aaron Humphreys made a couple of good tackles.