Withycombe Under-15s edged out by well-drilled Teignmouth side

PUBLISHED: 09:32 19 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:35 19 April 2018

Withycombe Under-15s in action against Teignmouth

Withycombe Under-15s in action against Teignmouth

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Withycombe Under-15s were beaten 22-12 at the end of the hard-fought match against a well-drilled Teignmouth side.

Withycombe Under-15s in action against TeignmouthWithycombe Under-15s in action against Teignmouth

Withy, playing with a bare 15, were under pressure from the first whistle and a dominant Teigns struck the first try of the game in the early exchanges.

Withy hit back with a try of their own, but a second for the Teigns gave them a 10-5 half-time lead.

If the first half went to the hosts, then the second half belonged to Withy, who began well and stayed on the front foot to move into a 12-10 lead.

The contest then became one of a battle of the middle field with neither side giving a quarter!

Withycombe Under-15s in action against TeignmouthWithycombe Under-15s in action against Teignmouth

However, Teignmouth managed to finish slightly the stronger, scoring two late tries to take the match honours.

There’s clearly not much to separate these two sides, who provided a gritty match of hard tackling, rucking and counter rucking all conducted in an aggressive uncompromising style.

The Withy try scorers were Tom Real and Matt Hicks and Will Cooper slotted a conversion.

The Man of the Match awards for Withy went to Matt Edworthy for a usual unstinting shift upfront, and to Matt Oliver, playing in the backs at centre for a change where he made numerous probing runs.

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