Final date for Cockles

17:23 21 March 2012

Exmouth Under-15 action from their narrow defeat to Exeter Chiefs

Exmouth Under-15 action from their narrow defeat to Exeter Chiefs

Archant

Exmouth 36, High Wycombe 3

Exmouth Under-17 marched into the final of the area National Cup competition with a superb all-round performance to bring an extra sparkle to Mothering Sunday at the Imperial Ground.

The Cockles played with the wind in the first half and a strong, industrious, opening period was rewarded with an opening score in the 15th minute.

A penalty was won five metres from the visitors’ line which skipper Simon Hartery opted to run himself and he ducked underneath a couple of tackles to score and Owen Flinn tucked away the conversion. Ten minutes later the lead was extended when Flinn kicked a penalty after Wycombe were caught offside. Exmouth continued to run the ball back at the visitors at every opportunity, and, just before half time, effectively sealed victory with two splendid tries.

First Sam Conway broke down the blindside before feeding the ball inside to Matt Wells who ran the ball home and then Conway took the ball on, short of the Wycombe line, and barged his way over. Flinn converted the first, but struck an upright with the second and the Cockles went in to the interval with a 22-0 lead.

Wycombe began the second half with more purpose, but with Josh Adams and Matt Wells putting in some strong tackles, the hosts were equal to the best the visitors could offer and a period of pressure saw just the one penalty score conceded by the Cockles.

The lead was further increased when, following a big hit in midfield, Hartery collected the ball and charged his way over from 10-metres out. Flinn’s trusty boot once again added the extras. The final move of the game provided the icing on the Mothers Day cake! Turnover ball was won on the halfway line and passed along the back line to winger Brad Neilson who sprinted down the touchline to score. Flinn had the final word and the Cockles trooped off 36-3 victors.

April 1 provides the teams next challenge for that is the date of the National South Division final against hosts Cleve.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 21:28
Action from the Somerset Rebels meeting with Scunthorpe Scorpions

The protagonists from the 2012 Premier League Grand Final were meeting for the fourth time since that epic encounter, and in the intervening years the ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels have had the better of their battles at the Oak Tree Arena against Scunthorpe Scorpions, writes Dave Thompson.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:37
Cricket - generic picture

Topsham St James Under-12s made County Sports KO Cup progress with an eight wicket win over Sidmouth, writes Samantha Isard.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:25
The Bassetts Farm Primnary School tennis team

Current Exmouth Tennis Champions, Bassetts Farm Primary School have now been crowned the East Devon champions.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:53
Budleigh Croquet Club. Ref exb 1326-19-07SH

On a cold day with a bitter north-westerly wind driving heavy showers across the lawns, Budleigh Croquet Club travelled to Sidmouth for their first match of the season in the South-West Federation golf croquet level play league, writes Rob Weeks.

Read more
Fri, 11:59
Emily King competing on Brookleigh

Rising eventing star Emily King is ‘over the moon’ with a recent string of successes - including one of her ‘best results to date’.

Read more
Fri, 10:42

Budleigh Salterton’s big-hitting Zimbabwean Cephas Zhuwao will make his belated debut against Barton this Saturday.

Read more
Fri, 09:56
Millwey Rise Under 9s with their coaches Jamie Froom & Darren Clarke.

Millwey Rise had two teams in action at the Exeter and District Youth League finals held at the St James Park home of Exeter City.

Read more
Fri, 09:48

There was another round of mixed results for the Lyme Regis bowlers in recent outings, writes Paul Moffitt.

Read more
Fri, 09:41
Golf generic picture

In glorious May weather the DMVGA team headed into Cornwall to play the first leg of the annual match against the Cornish Seniors Golfing Association, writes Stuart MacKerrell

Read more
Thu, 17:47
Tennis - generic picture

Sidmouth men’s A team played two matches in the space of six days, writes Kate Truman.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life
Family Notices 24


Devon's trusted business finder