Sun 08
Under 16s
C Tose, A Gillard, H Bennett, S Skinner, E Asselman (3), C Passmore
Wins for Withys

Wins for Withys

By Rebecca Skinner
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Wins for Withys

Withies under 11`s made the long trip to Kingsbridge knowing they would have to be at their very best to topple one of the best sides in the county at this age group. Not only did Withies win the first game, the manner they went about their tasks was pleasing , not only from the coaches point of view, but also gaining applause from both sets of parents. After winning vital ball at the breakdown, the play was shipped out to the wings quickly to allow the hard working Callum Tose his first try of the season. Alfie Gillard doubled the score before Kings hit back with a well worked try of their own. The second half saw Withies continue to attack their hosts, and with vital ball now being secured at the rucks, the ever industrious Ollie Hempstead, who was rightly awarded man of the match, fed the ball again quickly along the pacey backs of Withycombe, allowing Harry Bennett to score, before a similar move saw Bennett unselfishly pass to Sam Skinner who duly added the final score for a 20-5 victory.

Changes were made for the second game by Withies, and again the boys who started really came into their own. Ollie Neal had a good game, as did Jacob Holt. Both defences were on top form and the score was goalless at half time. However, Kingsbridge showed why they have swept aside many teams before them this season to open up the scoring early on. A win was certainly on the cards but Withies showed how far they have come this season to draw level with an Erin Assleman try . Young Assleman soon doubled his tally before Charlie Passmore showed a clean pair of heals to put Withies further ahead. With the last play of the game, Withies turned over their opponent`s near their own line and Assleman bounced over in the corner to complete a superb hat trick and give Withies another victory by 20-5 again. This was a fantastic match between two good sides, but Withies showed that by securing their own ball at the breakdown, they certainly have the pace and power to trouble any side on the day . Man of the match was hard, but Ollie Willis was a constant threat all game and just pipped all his team mates to the award.

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Sun 08, Mar 2015