It's the weekend already, and with that brings round six of the Tribute Devon 1 league. This week we're welcoming Tamar Saracens in what is only our second home fixture of the season so far. This will also be the Withies' toughest test to date as Tamar Saracens are also unbeaten in the league, with just the single point separating the two sides at this early stage in the campaign.
Last week, the Withy Boys needed a last minute try from Jimmy Holman to take the win in a evenly matched 24-21 bonus point victory away from home at Exeter Saracens. The game showed real resilience and fight from the boys and they will want to show that again this week at home. The boys didn't leave the Exhibition Fields unscathed last week though as they lost Aussie Powerhouse Rory Collings after half an hour to injury and then spent the majority of the second half with 14 men as a fracas on the pitch saw Full Back Paddy Haddad seeing red, with Sarries' Tom Arthur seeing yellow.
As previously mentioned, our visitors will be looking to keep their good form going too as they are coming off the back of a convincing 55-7 win away against local rivals and current bottom-of-the-league side Plymouth Argaum.
With this in mind, the Withies will want to get points on the board early to get a good start against the physical Plymouth-based side.
It has been three seasons since the teams last met back in the Cornwall/Devon league with Withycombe ending the game on top, finishing 30-3 at Raleigh Park back in February 2017
Ahead of Tomorrow's game, Head Coach, Sam said: "We look forward to this weekend's fixture looking to build on a strong second half showing last week at Saracens. Tamar Saracens have clearly had a strong start to the season although the game is still an unknown given that we have for the most part encountered different opposition so far.
What we do know is that we have several key work-ons that we have attempted to look at this week. As with every week I will be challenging the boys to focus on process rather than outcome and my hope is that this week Tamar Saracens will encounter a side that is very difficult to play against.
As always your support is most appreciated and I hope to see a good number of supporters this weekend for what feels like our first home game in ages. Feel free to grab me a chat after the game!"
Tomorrow's game kicks off at 2:30pm at Raleigh Park. However, why not make a day of it and join us earlier in the day as we screen England's Semi-Final match against the All Blacks at 9am. As ever, breakfast rolls will be served. We hope to see as many of you there to be that "16th Man" and support the boys. For those that cannot be there, you can follow live match updates online at http://bit.ly/WITvsTAM or via the Pitchero App.