Kingsbridge U16’s 58     Brixham U16’s 5

Kingsbridge replaced their usual Wednesday night training session with a rescheduled Devon Plate Quarter Final match against Brixham. The large Kingsbridge squad were excited to be playing at High House under lights despite the inclement weather and it showed in their game. Kings took a little time to settle but soon put pressure on Brixham with Will Throgmorten using the wind advantage to kick deep into the Brixham half. A resulting scrum saw quick ball from Max Howard through the backs to Devon Jewsbury who sliced through the defence to put the first points on the board.

The pressure continued forcing errors from Brixham. Sam Thomas pounced on one of these handling errors and added five more points to Kings score. Despite good play by Brixham, Kings teamwork and hunger for the ball added three more unanswered tries within ten minutes putting them 29 points ahead. Kings pack worked really hard in the scrums and won numerous against the head helping to add two more tries before halftime.

The second half continued as the first and from the restart Kings recycled the ball from their 22. With great hands and rucking, working their way down the pitch, they were rewarded with five more points as prop Joe Dixon piled over. Brixham did not let their heads drop and despite James Tait adding two more unanswered tries they battled to the end. Eventually Kingsbridge made a number of errors as the ball became a bar of soap and it was Brixhams turn to take advantage scoring their only try of the game just before the final whistle.

Kingsbridge now play Newton Abbot in the Semi- Final.