Third successive 60-pointer

Joseph Bulmer

BARNSTAPLE U16s passed 60 points for the third successive game when they overturned Torrington 63-0 at Pottington

Barum looked good going forward from the start and as the pressure was applied by the pack Tom Hyam showed great individual skill to break down the blind side then chip ahead round the defender and win the foot race to touch down.

The team then played controlled rugby with Jake Meredith and Theo Seel-Kent coming to the fore with strong drives and good carries.

Seel-Kent touched down the second try of the game - and his first of two - after sticking on Meredith’s shoulder to dot down.

George Conway attacked the line and after a little juggle scored under the posts. Jordan Petherbridge converted.

After a barrelling run from Louis Risbro, who had a fine first half at number six, Conway popped up in the right place again to score his second which Petherbridge converted.

Skipper Bradley Drew topped off a great personal opening half an hour to force his way over.

The visitors were still showing great spirit and kept tackling, forcing Barum to keep controlled until the second row duo showed their strength and Seel-Kent took the pass from Meredith to score on 27 minutes.

The second half saw much the same as the whole bench came on and the replacements were keen to make an impression with Joe Dimelow scoring a deserved try.

Petherbridge again converted before having to leave the field with a back strain so Nash came back on and Hyam slotted into the number 10 shirt

Hyam immediately made an impression as he set Gareth Sloman free to score.

Nash added the conversion then Rob Hendy rounded the game off with a final try.

Barnstaple entertain Wellington this Sunday.

Barnstaple U13’s got back into winning ways with a 17–0 victory at Okehampton.

Joel Anderson and Aaron Vella scored the opening tries, with a conversion from Jono Slee.

The second half featured some great rucking, and a sublime kick from Slee Anderson, who went on to score his second try of the game.

BARNSTAPLE U11s finished third in their pool at the Land Rover Cup competition hosted by Exeter Chiefs.

Barum drew with Chiefs, lost 5-0 to Cullompton and defeated Plymstock 5-0 thanks to a Max Mepstead try.

BARNSTAPLE U9s grew in confidence against Okehampton in their first game of contact rugby.

They lost the first match 10-5,but won the second by the same margin.

Try scorers were Man of the match Ellis Rees and Henry Huxtable.

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