Withycombe under 11`s winning streak continued last Sunday with two wins against a large and spirited Brixham side. The match was switched to the school pitch, and the firm conditions suited Withies running game to a tee. Withies chose to play down the hill in the first half and were soon into their stride, and Charlie Passmore opened the scoring before Jack Wood crashed his way over to double the lead. The first half was played entirely in the Brixham half, and any attempts from the young fishermen to play their own running game was dealt with excellent tackling from all quarters. Passmore completed his hat trick and Alfie Gillard crossed the whitewash to give Withies a 25-0 half time lead. With Brixham now playing down the hill, Withies had to soak up a lot of pressure and it was only last gap tackling and clever kicking from Paddy McGuinness that kept the score the same, however, Brixham did manage to score twice before man of the match Erin Asselman sprinted up and over to continue his rich scoring streak. Brixham had the last word though, scoring in the last seconds as Withies won 30-15.
Match two pitch a much changed Withies line up against the hosts improving players, and although Withies won convincingly, Brixham gave a good account of themselves, scoring three tries of their own in a 15-65 scoreline. Jack draper (2) Harry Bennett (2) James Griffin, sub Passmore, and Man of the match Jacob Holt showed what a good player he`s becoming by scoring his first try of the season in a 35-0 half time score. With the game never in doubt,Withies showed Brixham no mercy with Bennett taking his tally to five for the match, McGuinness Asselman and Sam Skinner completed the scoring. Withies probably could have added a few more, but “white line fever” sometimes takes over, when passing to a team mate in space is the simpler option. A sterner test awaits next week with Topsham the visitors to Raleigh Park.