Sunday 29th October saw the U11s at home to Brixham. Both teams had 14 players which allowed a good run out for all of the players. It was agreed to play 4 quarters of 15 minutes in order to maximise game time for all involved.
1/4. The game started well for Exeter with Kit very nearly scoring in the first minute. The game was then played in the middle area of the pitch with relatively equal possession until Ollie R broke the stalemate with a run down the right wing to score. Soon after Oscar made a break down the left wing and scored in the corner. Dominic then repeated a similar run but this time down the right side again to score Exeter’s 3rd. Exeter continued to apply pressure just inside the Brixham 22 and following some good rucking and teamwork the ball was passed to Toby who was able to score a well deserved try in the centre after beating 2 Brixham players.
2/4. Exeter’s kick off started this quarter. Fast line speed from Exeter caused a knock on from Brixham enabling Beau to make our advantage count as he scored Exeter’s 5th try. It was pleasing to see some good passing, tackling and support play across the team, which is encouraging for the development of the whole squad.
3/4. The passing and support play continued with some good phases of play, culminating in Beau running from within our 22 and offloading to Jamie just inside Brixham’s 22 enabling him to go across in the right corner for 3 Exeter’s 6th try. Charlie did some excellent running with ball in hand to earn him one of this weeks trophies. Brixham moved the ball through the centre channel winning several rucks in succession for a well deserved try. Shortly before the quarter finished Exeter put together an excellent passage of play, moving the ball from the left wing across to the right enabling Kit to score in the corner.
4/4. The last quarter was played predominantly around the middle area of the pitch again with Matthew breaking the deadlock to push through Brixhams defence to score Exeter’s 8th try shortly before the final whistle.
It was a good example of teamwork by Exeter U11s with all of the lads fully participating in all aspects of today’s game for a well deserved win. Brixham were a quality side and although the final score was 8-1 to Exeter, both teams played some exciting and fast paced rugby which was enjoyable for everyone watching on the sidelines.