Newton Abbot RFC

Newton Abbot RFC

U13s back on track with comfortable victory

by Matt Kitto

Newton Abbot U13s got back to winning ways with a 43-5 victory over Crediton at Rackerhayes.

Another slow start by Newton allowed the visitors to take the lead after just two minutes with a well-taken left-wing try.

However the home side soon found their feet and struck back almost immediately when patient play from the forwards set up fly-half Cameron Fogden to barge his way over near the posts.

The Newton forwards were back to their best - lock morgan white and flanker Will Sanders-Wright were in particularly good form - and plenty of quick ball gave the backs numerous opportunities to attack.

Excellent passing among the back-line created the openings for outside-centre Ralph Wood to touch down on the right and left-winger James Bright to score the first of his two tries. A conversion from Fogden gave Newton a 17-5 lead.

Fogden and Bright both added their second tries before half-time. The latter was converted by Will Lammonby to put the All Whites 24 points ahead at the break.

After the interval Crediton shored up their defence, making it harder for Newton to break them down. But seven minutes into the half the home side extended their lead when a well-worked set piece from a tap-penalty enabled skipper Matt Pocock to score under the posts. Fogden added the extras.

Centre Aaron Smith then broke through to score the Whites 7th try and the conversion from Fogden rounded off the scoring.

In the remaining ten minutes the visitors did their best to chalk up a consolation score but the home defence held firm to complete a convincing performance.