Humphry scores four tries as Withy win well against combined side

PUBLISHED: 14:00 28 October 2017

Action from the Withycombe Under-15s win over a Newton Abbot and Exmouth team.

Action from the Withycombe Under-15s win over a Newton Abbot and Exmouth team.

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Withycombe Under-15s took on a combined team of players from home club Newton Abbot and Exmouth Under-15s for a 13-a-side game.

Action from the Withycombe Under-15s win over a Newton Abbot and Exmouth team. Action from the Withycombe Under-15s win over a Newton Abbot and Exmouth team.

Withy began with confidence, and were soon a couple of tries to the good, but the opposition hit back with two tries of their own – both converted to hold the lead.

The first half was certainly end-to-end, but Withy seemed to struggle to find their regular rhythm and half-time arrived with the combined side leading 19-7.

Whatever was said during the break in the Withy camp worked! They began the second period with a far greater tempo and began to move the ball with confident precision.

Particularly impressive was their pace from both the centre and both wings, which saw the opposition defence opened up time and again throughout the second half.

Action from the Withycombe Under-15s win over a Newton Abbot and Exmouth team. Action from the Withycombe Under-15s win over a Newton Abbot and Exmouth team.

Withy ran in five second-half tries to the three of the combined side, which left them winning by a margin of 10 points.

The Withy try-scoring honours went to Tom Humphrey who bagged four of them. Matt Shaw-Smith scored two and there were single tries from Lewis Hillier and Ben Wilkinson while Will Cooper slotted four conversions.

The Withy Man of the Match awards went to Matt Hicks for aggressive tackling up front and to four-try Humphry who also showed some powerful running from the outside centre berth.

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