BARNSTAPLE U15s continued their winning start to the season by beating Cullompton 36-5. Barum had a depleted squad due to injuries but put in a great display against good opposition. The forwards led by Jake Meredith on the flank worked hard to secure scr
BARNSTAPLE U15s continued their winning start to the season by beating Cullompton 36-5.
Barum had a depleted squad due to injuries but put in a great display against good opposition.
The forwards led by Jake Meredith on the flank worked hard to secure scruffy ball that the backs then used brilliantly to score three early tries.
With a commanding lead the boys dropped the pace, allowing Cullompton to make a spirited fight back scoring their only points of the game.
The second half saw some great work, particularly from half-back pairing Jacob Nash and man of the match Dom Thorne.
Barnstaple finished on a high with George Conway scoring his fourth try of the day.
There was a try each for Chris Kalisz and Bradley Drew. All three tries were converted by Thorne.
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THE U13s started with a bang against Taunton with a try in the second minute and went on to win 24-0.
Full-back Matthew Symons and fly-half Will Knill added the conversion.
The set piece was sound and the scrums and line-outs provided good amounts of possession, which was used to good effect by the backs.
The next try came from the pack when No.8 Henry Watkins scored a try from the base of the scrum.
Barum scored a further try by winger Joe Hastie wide on the left just before half time.
Taunton competed well in the second half, although handling errors allowed Barum to regain possession and counter attack, which they did to great effect.
Barum did not convert all their possession into points and only added a Tom Clark try which Symons converted.
This game was a great way to prepare the team for their Devon Cup tie at Pottington on Sunday against Cullompton (11am).