Tacklers keep score down

Exmouth U9s 15, Teignmouth U9s 50 TeIgnmouth were quick to exploit Exmouth s initial slovenliness, running through easily for the first try.

Exmouth U9s 15,

Teignmouth U9s 50

TeIgnmouth were quick to exploit Exmouth's initial slovenliness, running through easily for the first try.

Despite good efforts in attack by Andrew Wheeler, Tommy Dawson, Harry Gibbins, Josh Williams and George Collett, the Teigns raced into a 30-0 lead.

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Without hard tackling by Alex Taylor, Eric Bramwel, Collett and James White, the score could have been more.

Taylor ran through Teignmouth defences for a single-handed try which lifted Exmouth's spirits.

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A further Exmouth try arrived when Gibbins touched down.

Taylor scored a second try and there was a near miss by Gibbins towards the end.

Exmouth U8 25pts,

Teignmouth U8 25

With large areas deemed unplayable, space to play was an issue at the Imperial Ground.

A coned-off area behind the posts was the venue for the first game.

Conall Deehan-Jackson opened the Exmouth account, finishing off a well-worked move and side stepping his way over.

Will Tidbull was next on the score sheet with a blistering run down the touchline.

Tit-for-tat scores kept things level as Laurence Knight took it upon himself to bag a hat-trick.

Exmouth U8 30pts,

Teignmouth U8 5

As there was no opposition for the U10s, the second match was played on their pitch and allowed for a more expansive game.

On a wider pitch, the young Cockles really started to dominate in the muddy conditions.

Ollie Toomey was first to score, after the Cockles started spreading the ball around.

Next was Tom Cooke, whose awareness and support play put him in position to finish a class move.

Morgan Wright's hard work around the park paid off with a superb try before Teignmouth answered with one of their own.

Joseph Oates carried on the relentless attack, beating his marker to cross in the corner.

Ethan Langston-Justice got his name on the score sheet after a fine jinking run.

There was one more try by Exmouth but the scorer remains a mystery.

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