Withycombe Under-12s put Brixham to the sword with super show

PUBLISHED: 12:16 19 March 2015 | UPDATED: 12:16 19 March 2015

Action from the Withycombe versus Taunton Under-12 meeting

Action from the Withycombe versus Taunton Under-12 meeting

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Withycombe Under-12s were in superb form as they put hosts Brixham to the sword, beating the South Devon side 56-5 with Scott Acheson scoring hat-trick of tries and Will Cooper converting all eight of the tries the Withy youngsters scored.

Withy took charge from the start and excellent team work and determined tackling soon had the hosts on the retreat.

The early pressure was soon rewarded with a succession of five well-worked converted tries before half-time with Withy holding a 35-0 interval lead.

Firmly in charge of proceedings Withy could afford to shuffle their positions and offer game time and experience in different positions to players.

Brixham, to their credit, came back strongly and subjected Withycombe to a period of sustained defence that was well managed and absorbed. Withy continued to battle hard and finally began to dominate again as they had done in the first half.

Second phase ball was soon passing well through the hands to send in the runners down both flanks.

Brixham replied with a deserved consolation try after which some good recycled ball saw Rory Burston pop the ball out neatly to Will Cornish on the burst to close the scoring with the eighth and final Withy try of the match. Despite the score line this was an engaging display of rugby from both teams, Withycombe worked had for their own possession and then acted well as a unit to run in their tries. There were good individual displays throughout and unsung grafting at the break down to secure and win back ball.

Matt Edworthy was named the Man of the Match for his contribution that included good rucking and counter rucking to secure turn over ball.


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