Barnstaple youth games

Joseph Bulmer

BARNSTAPLE U15s outplayed old rivals Ivybridge 58-0. It was a great performance with forwards and backs combining to deliver an irresistible style of rugby.

Barum scored 10 tries, as well as putting on some passionate defence.

Try scorers were Issac Hydleman, Barny Meadowcroft, Zac Davie, Sam Roberts, Tom Karslake, Max Lees, James Ager, Luke Knight and Rhys Morrison. Conversions by Barny Meadowcroft and Robbie Hume.

EXETER Chiefs were a bit too big and bit too quick for Exeter U14s.

Chiefs started strongly and scored two tries in the first quarter. Only resolute Barum defence kept the score down.

Barum applied some pressure towards the end of the first half and were rewarded with a try by Matt Giblett, converted by Will Knill.

At 10-7 and it was all to play for in the second half, but Exeter were first to score soon after the break.

Exeter scored a converted try just before the end of the match to settle a 22-7 win.

The Barum Man of the Match was Cameron Eckford for his bravery and commitment.

SOUTH Molton and Bude were both swept away by Barnstaple U12s in a Sunday double-date.

Bude offered stiff physical opposition in the first fixture, but Barum responded with two early tries and completed with a 28-0 win.

South Molton fielded a fast and fit team for the second fixture, but Barum took control to provide quality ball for the backs resulting in a 59-0 win.

The try scorers were Charlie Taylor, Charlie Hannan, Ross Swales, Stan Wilks, Dan Cattermole, Adam Schofield, Bryn Lee Hill, Harry Wilson Palmer. Debut tries for Arthur Marks and Oliver Walters and converted by Kyran McManus.

Barnstaple U11s played at home for the first time this season against Bude and South Molton. They enjoyed two good wins with a good mix of try scorers.

The scores were 30-0 to Barum against Bude and 20-5 against South Molton.

Tries were scored by Sam Smale, Max Mepsted, Tom Dewhurst, Aaron Meredith, Jon Bond, Liam Drew, Billy Gubb and Sam Bithell.

HONOURS were just about even when Barnstaple U9s hosted Bude.

After Bude took the lead early in the first match, Barnstaple came back from three tries down to win 20-14.

Try scorers were Ben Rowell, Ollie Kelly (2) and Ellis Rees.

In the second match Barnstaple lost 10-0.