Spirited Torrington Colts

Joseph Bulmer

TORRINGTON Colts displayed real spirit to beat Tiverton 33-12.

They opened the scoring with Sam Britton bulldozing over from a ruck five metres from the line. He also converted. Tiverton replied straight after the restart to score at the other end.

The 7-7 stalemate was broken by a try under the posts by Ryan Knight. Britton converted. Just before half time Tiverton scored a try.

Torrie opened the second half with try from Knight. The lead increased when Charlie Bazzel burst over for Britton to convert. Finally Ben Harper powered over with Sam Briton converting. Torrington’s man of the match was Charlie Banfield.

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TORRINGTON U15s were a try up after seven minutes against Withycombe and went on to win 20-5.

Second row Harry Starks drove through a weak defence, taking three opponents with him to place the ball over the line. Torrie attacked from the restart and after five phases of play flanker Peter White drove over for a mirror image of their first try. After 21 minutes centre Shane Roach produced some fancy footwork to go over the line Torrington kept the pressure on through their forwards for Starks to score again after good work by full-back Callum Burton. Withies piled on the pressure through their pack and pulled a try back. Withies continued to press and it needed some big tackles by Andy Richards, Tim Parkinson and Ashley Deakin to keep the line intact.

Man of the match was awarded to Harvey Hill.