BARNSTAPLE U16s notched up their fourth win in a row of the season with a comfortable 46-15 win over Wellington. There were eight tries in total which all went to the backs. As always the forwards had to put in the hard yards for the backs to score. Char
BARNSTAPLE U16s notched up their fourth win in a row of the season with a comfortable 46-15 win over Wellington.
There were eight tries in total which all went to the backs. As always the forwards had to put in the hard yards for the backs to score.
Charlie Bishop and Calum Sumners who both got two apiece and the singles were scored by Sam Roach, Ben Vellacott, Ben Ward and Iwan Williams with Scott Warren adding one conversion and Iwan Williams scoring two.
Man of the Match went to Charlie Elliott with Vellacott, Bishop and Sumners all putting in good performances.
Barnstaple U15s had to work hard for a 14-5 win over Wellington.
Welligton camped in Barum's half for the first 20 minutes and great resolve was shown by all the lads who defended valiantly.
Ten minutes before half time Barum worked a move in the backs that allowed George Conway to glide through a gap and steamroller Wellington's full-back on his way to the line. Dom Thorne added the extra points.
For the rest of the half Barum pushed for a second, which arrived after swift interplay between forwards and backs and allowed Thorne to reach over the line. Again he slotted the conversion.
Barnstaple played into the wind in the second and struggled against Wellington's kick-and-chase game.
Wellington pulled a try back, but never looked like stealing a win.
Barnstaple U13s entertained a weakened Wellington team, who managed to field a full team with the help of a number of loan players.
The game that followed lacked the physical intensity of the previous week, but allowed both teams to get some game time. Barum won 32-5.
Barum dominated the rucks and mauls and recycled the ball well to retain possession for long periods.
This gave the backs plenty of ball to work with and their confidence grew throughout the game.
The surplus of possession resulted in six tries being scored by the home side.
Wellington rallied in the last ten minutes and scored a consolation try right at the end of the game.
The Barum try scorers were Joe Hastie, Jack Cloke, Alex Lomas, Lee Chapple, Tom Dunbavin and Henry Watkins, Hastie added a conversion.
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