Kingsbridge U16’s  48       Exeter Youth U16’s 15

Kingsbridge hosted Exeter Youth at Belle Hill in the home leg of the Fisherman’s Cup and revenge for the embarrassing performance on the away fixture was on the team’s mind. Kingsbridge kicked off and for the first ten minutes Exeter’s big, strong pack had Kings pinned back in their own half with their quick rucking ball. However Kings were awarded a scrum and the backs were able to out manoeuvre the Exeter defence. Sam West and Devon Jewsbury shrugged off tackles to enable Devon to get Kings on the scoreboard first.

This fired Exeter Youth up and they came back at Kings using their large pack to beat them down and with a few missed tackles by Kings Exeter levelled the score just five minutes later. Kings kept their cool and played to their own game plan. A penalty led to Lewis Dustan taking the charge and setting up a ruck, the ball emerging and finding the hands of Will Throgmorton who took a great running line and put Kings ahead again. Sam Jones and Max Howard set up the next try making a timely offload to Oliver Wotton who found a hole in the Exeter defence.

Exeter continued to threaten Kingsbridge, camping on their try line, but the immense Kings defending forced Exeter to give away a penalty. This had to be taken in hand due to the wild cross wind that was blowing but Devon made a break and off loaded in the tackle to Sam West to put Kings 17 points ahead at half time.

The Kingsbridge forwards continued to supply the backs with quality quick ball which gave them space to run riot. Devon scored three times and James Tait scored from a restart which had been caught by Ben Woods. Exeter’s pack didn’t give up and managed to crash over twice in the second half.

Kings look forward to the Devon Plate Final at Ivybridge next weekend.