Honiton Under-8s enjoy their two matches at Cullompton

PUBLISHED: 21:55 05 November 2018 | UPDATED: 21:55 05 November 2018

Honiton U8s action at Cullompton. Picture NICK CUNNINGHAM

Honiton U8s action at Cullompton. Picture NICK CUNNINGHAM

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Honiton Under-8s travelled across to Cullompton for matches against the home club and Exeter Saracens, writes Nick Cunningham.

Honiton U8s action at Cullompton. Picture NICK CUNNINGHAMHoniton U8s action at Cullompton. Picture NICK CUNNINGHAM

Despite missing some strong players through illness and injury, Honiton played well against the hosts in what was a evenly matched contest.

Both sides ran in a number of tries and the stand-out performances for Honiton came from Riley Prettlejohn, Reuben Lloyd and Tom Paige-Turner.

The second match of the morning was against a well-disciplined and impressive Saracens, who proved to be much tougher opposition.

Honiton raised their game and put up a strong resistance. Both teams ran in some nice tries, and tagged well in defence.

Encouraging bursts of play from some of Honiton’s less experienced players: Willoughby Cunningham, Louis Lightfoot and Marcus Libischer, who all dodged through some dogged Saracens defenders while making impressive runs.

At the final whistle Honiton had performed well, but were out-classed by a well-drilled Exeter Saracens side.

Thanks are due to excellent hosts Cullompton for a highly enjoyable morning, and their hospitality both on-field and in the clubhouse.

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