U16's V Barnstaple
By Nigel Deasy
U16's valiant effort - close result - lost 19 : 22
Away at Barnstaple and a long drive for all, with the first signs of spring promising a relief from the rain, despite a clear dry day with intermittent sun, the ground was still heavy underfoot.
Topsham had the superior fitness, the game swung between us and Barnstaple, but under pressure from penalties we conceded ground and gave away points, it was an even contest and could easily have ended in a Topsham win, a valiant effort from the boys on the field and the parents for driving them up to the game.
Some excellent play from the boys and a big positive to take forward to next week v Exeter Youth.
First try from Owen Tiddball with Will Oxland kicking the conversion & Luca Pym getting the second with Harrison W - Horne earning a penalty try for our third from a high tackle following a strong break down the left wing .
Disppointing for us to loose the game, but 2 points achieved in the league, keeping us in 3rd position.
Training on Wednesday at Topsham RFC 1830 for those who can attend and home V Exeter Youth on Sunday 15th KO 11:00.