Pethy colts vs Exmouth colts 4/12/21
On the back of a convincing victory against Weston colts last week. The boys were locked and loaded and ready to kick off against a team we hadn’t played before. Pethy received the kick off and instantly piled the pressure on a strong Exmouth side. The home side were awarded for their efforts when captain Jack Baker drove over the line to open the scoring. Scrum time was a key part of Pethy’s attack which shown as some strong picks from Rob Williams out the back of the scrum gained massive ground for the home side. Exmouth held on making some nice plays through their backline but yet again The Oaks piled on the pressure. Flyhalf Oscar Hallett lead the back line tremendously and got the reward for his efforts when he made a lovely break past the defensive line to touch down under the post. To which he went on to take all the points for that try. Captain Jack Baker was on fire in the first half scoring another try after several strong pick and go phases by the Pethy forwards leaving the home team up 19-0 at the halftime break.
Oscar Hallett got the second half underway as Pethy looked to capitalise as the wind was now in their favour. Rain plagued the second half and the windy conditions made it difficult for both teams to keep the ball in hand. But yet again, the home side were dominant at scrum time. Forcing another penalty to which Jay Skinner took quickly and stepped his way over the line. Max Sweet found himself with bags of space on the outside to which Ross Turner placed a lovely offload putting Max through for his first. Rowan Keyte made his debut for Pethy coming off the bench and made an instant impact as Travis Griffiths took a penalty quickly and offloaded to guide Rowan over the line for his first try for The Oaks. Captain Jack Baker continued his fine run of form as he forced his way over the line for his hat trick which was topped off by a successful conversion. The Pethy forwards played some lovely phases of play towards the final third of the game with some lovely offloads by Travis Griffiths and Phoenix Cooper really placing the away side on the back foot. After a blistering line break by Pete Osguthorpe and a several clean phases of play. Max Sweet finished off the play beautifully with a side stepping run down the wing from the half way line touching down to increase the home sides lead. as the second half drew to a close Rowan Keyte found himself again in a beautiful position to which he broke through the Exmouth defence. Jay Skinner converted the final try ending the scoring at 55-0 to The Oaks.