Liskeard/Looe U13s 0

Okehampton U13s 50

OKEHAMPTON had the unfair advantage of being a well formed team that have played together for many years against a keen side from Liskeard/Looe who have been playing together for only a few weeks.

This did not show as they put up some great defence and attacking moves, they should be commended for the effort they made and, despite the score, they did not give up.

Excellent team work and support between Oke’s Saul and Adam, who showed how well they can work together. Oke welcomed Arion who made his mark and also Will B for the work he put in. Okehampton tries from Adam, Saul, Shortie, Craddy and Dan.

Launceston U13s 30

Okehampton U13s 10

THIS was a much tougher game where Okehampton had worn themselves out in the first game and were not firing on all cylinders. There were some strong runs from Reuben and Shortie and good tackling from Harrison. Lachs, Toby and Callum became frustrated from the lack of ground covered during the game, but Launceston held Oke back without too many problems. The Oke tries from Saul.

Tavistock U12s 30

Ivybridge U12s 80

TAVISTOCK U12s played, for the second week in a row, another strong Devon under 12s team. This time Bideford arrived at Sandy Park, and went away comfortable winners showing more aggression in the rucks and more desire to win.

Bideford were 25 points up before Tavistock got going, and it was Sam Boyle and Luke Burbage who started to push Tavistock along along with an inspiring try saving tackle from Archie Wall.

Joel Blake and Ted Wilkinson then stepped up the work rate for Tavistock and it was a great pick up and pass from Ben Madar to Sam Perkins who’s weaving run ended in a try.

Momentum was briefly with Tavistock now, and after a great break out from Ethan Baker, Archie Wall scored in the corner. Strong defensive work from Sam Perkins and Brandon Hunt could not stop Bideford keeping their score ticking over but it was a great clearance kick from Archie which lead to a try for Ben Richardson.

Another good run from Sam Perkins allowed Sam Palmer to score a good try in the corner. It was not enough to get Tavistock back in the game, but tries from a quick thinking Rufus McKensie-Smith and a second try from Sam Palmer allowed Tavistock to put some gloss on a below par performance.

For his constant hard work in a difficult game and his excellent attitude, Sam Perkins was awarded the Tavistock’s player of the match.

Okehampton 12s 70

Exmouth.       12s 0

OKEHAMPTON U12s demonstrated some good passing and supporting play. In the first half there was good driving by Freddie, some quick runs by Oliver, Jack S and Grady. There was also some superb tackling, particularly by Freddie and Oliver. Tries scored in the first half by Jack White, Max Jordan, Matthew Lane, Grady Alford and captain Oliver Wonnacott. Half time score 5-0

In the second half, Exmouth nearly caught Oke sleeping as they ran the pitch only to be stopped and pushed into touch at the last minute by Grady who never gave up running.

Max Jordan then went on to score followed by another from Grady. Some good tackling by Jack Taylor, Oliver Wonnacott, and new players Jasper McNeile and Caleb Fowler.

Jack White slipped through Exmouth’s defence, but was held up just before the line, he passed it to Jack Taylor to pop it over. Jack Symons then added another with a great driving run. Lewis showed some great support and rucking skills. As Exmouth kicked off again Freddie caught the ball to run the length of the pitch to get on the score sheet.

Tries by Max Jordan, Grady Alford, Freddie Dunford, Jack White, Jack Taylor, Jack Symons, Max Bickle, Cameron Watt and Oliver Wonnnacott.

Launceston U10s 7 tries

Okehampton U10s 3 tries

OKEHAMPTON found themselves out muscled by a well drilled Launceston team.

Launceston were just too strong in the ruck and quick to counter-ruck so that Oke really struggled to retain any decent possession.

Starved of the ball, when they did get it Oke found themselves pressured into loose passing which helped Launceston reach 5-0 in tries at the interval.

However, the half time talk did wonders and Oke were a different team in the second half. They were much more focused and organised and were rewarded for their efforts with three excellent tries from Lewis, Ewan and Rocco after some strong breaks and committed tackling notably from Dylan S and Toby.

Launceston U10s 4 tries

Okehampton U10s 8 tries

OKE were much more positive in the second match, playing with greater zeal and verve. They turned the tables on Launceston, denying them possession and territory with excellent tackling and a disciplined defensive line.

Stanley showed great awareness, and a real poacher’s instinct, to snaffle a loose ball off the back of an impressive Oke rolling maul and dive over from six inches out to open the scoring.

Freddy, playing in his first game, was strong going forward sucking in multiple opposition tacklers, which gave space for Henry to show his speed to score. Ciaran and Jacob were a dangerous duo, both tackling and ripping the ball with relish. Isaac moved the ball out well to Wilf who broke through several tackles to feed Henry to score another of his five tries for the match.

Launceston rallied with a couple of tries before Wilf hit back with another try. Stanley polished the game off with a try from midfield to prove that he was just as adept at running as he was at ferreting out a loose ball.

Looe-Liskeard U10s 4 tries

Okehampton U10s 7 tries

IN the final match Okehampton took on the visiting Looe-Liskeard team in a real end to end battle. After some early sniping runs from Lewis and Ewan, Rocco was the first on the score sheet with a great winger’s try.

Oke warmed to their task and the rucking was much improved with Zara and Lily getting really stuck in while Todd was ever-present to spread the resultant ball down the line.

Quick passing between Lewis and Toby set Lily free to surge over the line for a well worked try. This was quickly followed by a third Oke try as Riley flew down the outside to score. The opposition grabbed two opportunistic tries with a last gasp cover tackle from Ewan preventing a third. Oke then turned on the style as Ciaran made a searing break with the perfect off-load out of the tackle to Henry, who had his reward for good support running to score again. Jacob saved the best till last as he ducked and weaved through a shilly-shallying defence to score in the corner to seal a well-deserved victory.

Okehampton U9s one 11 tries

Liskeard U9s 5 tries

A STRONG opening try from Corey put Okehampton in the lead. Samuel L showed great speed and scored two tries. Liskeard showed commitment and came back with three tries.

Dylan powered over the line to get Oke back on track with Charlie Luke and Joseph adding to the score. Some big tackles from the team kept Liskeard at bay as Oke went on to earn the victory.

Oke tries: Corey, Samuel L 4, Luke 2, Dylan and Joseph.

Okehampton U9s one 10 tries

Liskeard U9s 5 tries

IN the second game against Launceston, Archie D for Oke put in some great tackles to keep the opposition from scoring. Joseph did a great run down the line to score a superb try. Charlie and Dylan focussed well and showed no fear in tackling.

Okehampton showed some great team work and committed tackling. Oke tries: Dylan 3, Joseph 2, Samuel L 2, Charlie and Archie D 2.

Okehampton U9s two 12 tries

Launceston U9s 6 tries

MYLES was team captain for Oke, with the team holding a strong defensive line.

Okehampton took the lead with great ball skills from Grace, Ben and Felicity suported by superb tackles from Archie D, Myles and Amalie.  The West Devon held their nerve and the second half started off strong with a confident run from Grace from the half way line to score a try and secure the lead.

Oke tries: Myles 5, Grace 2, Archie 4 and Ben.

Okehampton U9s two 11 tries

Launceston U9s 9 tries

IN the second game Amalie, Luke, Ben all tackled well and they all pushed hard as a team.

During a strong second half, Myles passed to Ben, who ploughed through Launceston defence to score a try. 

The home team were no match to Oke’s defence today and the visitors gained turn over ball numerous times which was to their advantage for a superb result. Player of the match Luke Tallack,

Oke tries: Luke 4, Myles 5, Amalie and Ben.