REPORTS FROM 2010/11 (Under 9s)
13th March 2011 TORQUAY 10 BRIXHAM 25
What was probably Brixham's most physical contest for some time led to a team that came up to the mark and not only competed but also stepped further than the rest of the season and developed well against a very hard to handle Torquay.
Brixham were first to score after a long period where the teams sorted out each other mainly in the forwards, it was Ben Mortimer that crossed after several attempts by the Fishermen and it finished off six phases of play. This set the tone for Brixham as they played the phases well and managed to recycle ball well even after breakdowns caused by good Torquay defence. Torquay were quick to reply with a well worked forward drive well finished by the winger. Bradley McKee regained the lead and scored after driving through the defence to take Brixham into a 10-5 half time lead.
Torquay were not finished and started the second half by putting the ball wide from the restart and catching Brixham asleep to claim a well run in try. Brixham's improved work rate around the breakdown was now well on show as they took over the game , first Harry Davies powered over the line after a great backs move and he was closely followed by McKee who used his dancing feet to clear any defence and finish with class in the corner. Torquay continued to battle however great defence from Marley Tyler, who competed all game, and Ben Mortimer, who used his power to the best, kept the Tics at bay for the rest of the match. Eddie Simpson completed the scores for Brixham running round the defence to claim a well overdue try after all his hard work for Brixham following his move from Paignton.
Brixham were much stronger in the rucks and were quicker to release the ball to the backs than in previous games and the scoreline shows how well the boys have improved especially against such a well organised team.
Man of the match could not be decided after such a great result. There were several votes for the coaches however the TEAM was awarded the trophy.
Torquay 60 Brixham 0
Whatever it was that Torquay were lacking they sure put it into the second match. However this was against Brixhams newcomers and although the scoreline suggests a walkover there were good signs from some of the new boys. Charlie Harris again showed well and Connor again improved, the new boys are now showing signs that they can start to pressure the boys in the starting line up in the first game.
7th March 2011 Brixham 50 Totnes 0
Brixham bounced back well from recent bad form and it was Totnes who took the brunt of it. Better movement and support along with good communication led to a half time score of 30-0 to the Fishermen. Ben Mortimer started the scoring finishing off a powerful run and was soon followed by the back in form Alfie Jarvis who rediscovered his running ability to claim his first of what was to be a hatrick in the game. Jamie Dewhirst was next over in an improved appearance showing determination along with his great strength, Jarvis collected his other two before the break and Harry Williams finished off the half with a solo run through the defence.
The second half continued with Totnes trying hard to put together attacks but Marley Tyler thwarting most with crunching tackles in defence. Brixham had not finished yet and a three try addition from Bradley McKee more than finished off the game, again showing good understanding of the game and skill to beat defenders on the line, Harry Davies finished off the scores in what was a good all-round display from Brixham. Alfie Jarvis was awarded man of the match for good running and support.
Brixham 25 Totnes 30
Brixham played the rest of the large squad in the second game which proved a more even encounter, Jake Cox scored twice for Brixham and half time they were trailing 10-15. Brixham came back well in the second half with Harry Davies scoring from the restart and Cox claiming his third in the match, Ben Mortimer claimed Brixham's last. Totnes were not finished and three unanswered tries claimed the victory, the last with the final move of the match, a well played and even game. Charlie Harris was awarded man of the match for a good solid start on his debut.
Brixham 0 Teignmouth 50
A bad day at Astley Park as Brixham were never in the game, Teignmouth were 20-0 up at the break and continued into the second half , although they were not the most flowing of teams they had a couple of fast runners and today the Brixham defence was not up to par. Bradley McKee and Marley Tyler never stopped tackling but this was not enough and improvements will be needed.
Bradley was awarded man of the match for his tireless efforts.
Brixham 15 Teignmouth 30
A better second half display from Brixham after going 25-0 down at the break, McKee scored twice and Harry Davies collected the other, along with the man of the match award for his straight running.
23rd January 2011 Brixham 10 Stonehouse 20
Brixham were caught in the dressing rooms as Stonehouse surged into a two try lead and only the last gasp tackles from Bradley McKee and Marley Tyler kept it to that. When Brixham had finally regrouped they played some good rugby and went through phases that showed the asked for improvement in training, it was however unlucky that an interception left them trailing by three tries at the break.
Stonehouse continued after the break and added a further well worked try, this was to be the last as Brixham rallied well and started to get the ball out wide , McKee took on the defence and jinxed his way through to score from the halfway line , then after several phases had led to a scrum 15m from the line scrum half Tyler fed Harry Williams who put McKee in possession up the blind side, he cut back inside and passed three players for the try of the match.Brixham continued to press however did not manage to score further, Bradley McKee was awarded man of the match for an all-round great performance.
Brixham 20 Stonehouse 50
The changed Brixham side battled well however could not keep up with the Stonehouse full team, at the break it was 30 - 10 to the visitors Tyler and Harry Williams claiming great tries for Brixham.The second half saw some more of the Brixham regulars return and although they conceded four more tries, Bradley McKee added a further two for Brixham to bring the game to a more reasonable score. Man of the match was awarded to Jake Cox for his improved efforts.
9th January 2011 BRIXHAM 10 IVYBRIDGE 55
As always Ivybridge brought a well organised side that took control in most areas, however Brixham were in the game a lot more than the scoreline suggests , it was only the last pass that lacked for the home side along with a few missed tackles that Ivybridge took full advantage from.
Brixham kept up with Ivy to start and after they scored from the start Brixham replied with a powerful run from Bradley McKee who sidestepped and drove over the line from distance, two more well worked tries from the visitors then what was said to be the try of the day from both sides and supporters when Ivybridge pushed the ball out wide from a ruck only for McKee to step into the line and intercept, he took the ball and beat the defence from the halfway line. Three more classy tries were added before the break from the visitors.
The second half saw a whitewash of tries by 5 -0 in an impressive half from Ivybridge,for Brixham , Tyler battled well and Mortimer never gave up, Williams started many moves that never quite came off but it was McKee that gained man of the match for all round effort and the talked about try.
Brixham 10 Ivybridge 15
A second game was played with mixed teams to give all the teams a game , Ivy led at the break 10 - 5 McKee again on the sheet for Brixham, a second half that was evenly contested yielded one try each , Brixhams score was from Harry Williams after a great performance that granted him the deserved man of the match trophy.
11th December 2010 AVONMOUTH OB 15 BRIXHAM 10
The Brixham boys had a day out with the first team and faced a Bristol side that were unbeaten in the season and had only conceded one try to date. As daunting as this seemed the Brixham boys travelled with only one replacement and justified the support of the clubs youth section.
The match started at pace and after an early turnover Avonmouth attacked on the break, Bradley McKee put in a powerhouse tackle on the line and this set the standard for the Brixham boys who gave 100% from that moment onwards. The game soon became a battle of forwards with the conditions underfoot not allowing the backs to spread the ball as easily as has been the case in prior games. Brixham dominated the first half with strong running and strength up front, this was shown from Jamie Dewhirst who went on to score under a pile of bodies after he was driven from 15 meters by his fellow forwards and skilfully turned at the line. Avonmouth remained strong in defence and denied Brixham on several occasions along with breaking away themselves, only to be denied at source by strong tackles from Marley Tyler and Harry Williams who showed up well with an organised defence. Half time came with the Fishermen leading 5-0 and well deserved.
The second half saw an Avonmouth side who were stronger in all areas than in the first, they were clearly not used to this standard in their own area. However they raised their game and caught Brixham napping at the start to level and soon pulled ahead with a well worked try after a Brixham injury led to a gap. Brixham got themselves back together and created good chances that just lacked the finishing touch. Eddie Simpson created good chances along with the determined Ben Mortimer but the strong defence of Avonmouth tied up all that moved and thwarted the attacks. A long period of pressure from the home side led to an attacking scrum near the Brixham line and they finished with a strong run after a gap was created by a great move from the base of the scrum. Brixham were not going to lie down and continued with the power runs created by Scott Hedges, Tom McCaig and Ethan Stroud. This gained great territorial advantage and Stuart Craing set up a ruck that allowed Bradley McKee to take his chance through the middle of it all and shrug off several defenders to make his way to the line. Brixham continued to press the home line however time ran out for them just meters from levelling the game. This was the best display of the season against what are a renowned unbeaten side in the Bristol area. Well done to both teams on what we hope to be the start of some long distance exchange matches.
5th December 2010 Brixham 20 Torquay 45
Torquay started the quicker in this local battle and were soon on the score sheet with a well worked move finishing in a strong run to the line. Brixham replied almost immediately with Marley Tyler making the most of a half chance and using his strength to finish off. A period of strong rucking from both sides was just edged by Torquay who took the half chances and were quicker to the breakdown, this allowed them to pull away with three tries in a row. Scott Hedges pulled one back for Brixham before the break as he emerged with the ball after a great surge from the home forwards, this left the score at 10-20 in Torquay's favour at the break.
The second half continued in the same pattern with Torquay showing sharper reflexes and gaining more possession. There was good strong tackling put in by both teams and many were try saving efforts after great defence shown by both sides. Tom McGaig added to Brixhams score in the second half and the home teams scores were finished off by an interception try the length of the pitch by Brixham flyer Bradley McKee who also worked hard all over the pitch.
Marley Tyler was man of the match for his constant effort and superb tackling. Working hard also were Harry Williams, who marshalled the defence well and showed great understanding of the game, Edward Simpson, who continued to impress, and Ben Mortimer who put himself into the thick of everything trying to claw back possession.
A great game from both teams with Torquay edging it with quick decision making and strong runners.
Next week Brixham travel on Saturday to play Avonmouth as a curtain raiser to the two sides 1st XV fixture.
7th November 2010 Totnes 10 Brixham 60
This was to be Brixham's best performance all round in the season to date as they put in full commitment all over the pitch from each and every player. Training moves and practice were well in evidence as the Fishermen were dominant at the breakdown with strong clearing out and rucking along with good vision to put the ball out to the running backs at each opportunity.
Brixham showed they have strength and depth with no fewer than 9 different try scorers from the squad of 16 and only one game to fit it all into. Jamie Dewhirst started it off with powerful running and was soon followed by Alfie Jarvis then Jake Cox. The fast improving Edward Simpson, who is fitting in well after his move from Paignton, was next rewarded for his hard work on the ground all game. Ben Mortimer finished off the half with a strong run pulling the defence with him on his way over.
Marley Tyler who powered into every challenge all game scored his first of two on the day and was quickly followed by a brace from Harry Williams who completed a superb run up the wing at pace. This came after a superb turnover from Scott Hedges who is improving his work in the close quarters. A powerful run from Totnes was well deserving of a try as they kept the ball alive well, however Tyler and Dewhirst were soon both over for a second each. Bradley McKee ripped a ball from the Totnes forwards to gain a deserved try after two disallowed attempts earlier and the Brixham scoring was rounded off by another player moved from Paignton Tom McCaig. A fine deserved finish from Totnes brought the game to an end.
Ever Brixham player gave everything and the teamwork was evident in all ares of the park so the whole team were awarded the man of the match award.
31st October 2010 Plymstock 50 Brixham 10
A strong Plymstock team, who looked to have improved further from a couple of weeks earlier when the teams last met, proved too strong for a Brixham team that never stopped trying but were lacking in full commitment in key areas. Plymstock took a first half lead of 25-0 and a shell shocked Brixham needed to regroup and look at the game plan. The second half saw a more determined Brixham however the home side remained strong. Bradley McKee took the second half fight to them scoring after good forward work from Marley Tyler allowing him to power through the defence. Back came Plymstock and three tries later the game was well won , Jamie Dewhirst showed plenty of what is to come using his strength to secure the last try for Brixham, but they were well beaten on the day. Jamie was awarded Man of the Match for his improved performance and commitment.
Plymstock 40 Brixham 0
A similar performance by Brixham where not all players were fully committed and this was well used by Plymstock. Brixhams newer boys were lacking in decisive areas and although tried very hard the experience of the opposition shone through, Edward Simpson, Scott Hedges and Henry Sharp all tried hard however man of the match went to Marley Tyler whose endless tackling and commitment shone through.
24th October 2010 Withycombe 40 Brixham 0
Not a good game for the Brixham boys who were somewhat left on the coach as a strong opposition took advantage moving the ball wide at every opportunity keeping it away from the breakdown areas and not allowing any possession to Brixham. Marley Tyler again tirelessly chased and tackled whilst Ben Mortimer and Harry Williams tried to open up the pitch. Bad handling and basic errors were costing Brixham what little chances they had, Bradley McKee was awarded man of the match for his constant tackling and running at every cause, lost or not.
Withycombe 25 Brixham 5
A similar pattern in the second game with Brixham holding a bit more of the offensive time but still lacking in defence against Withycomes strong runners , Alfie Jarvis was Brixhams sole scorer on the day, good improvement and skills were shown from Scott Hedges that gained him the man of the match award.
17th October 2010 BRIXHAM 10 PLYMSTOCK ALBION OAKS 25
This was an unexpected game as Plymstock arrived without warning expecting a game so Brixham obliged as the squad were on a training day.
Brixham started the stronger with the majority of ball and Ben Mortimer made a switch across the park to collect a pass from Harry Williams at the base of a ruck to score and put the Fishermen level after an earlier try from Plymstock. Jake Cox was to give Brixham the lead after spotting a gap in the defence and touching down after a powerful run. Brixham changed round at the half leading 10-5.
All the hard work of the first half was to be undone however as the second half brought a stronger Plymstock who competed much harder for the ball in most areas and started to draw in the Fishermen allowing gaps to appear in defence. Plymstock added four unanswered tries in the half and although the Brixham boys never stopped competing, they could not finish off moves to add to the score.
Alfie Jarvis was awarded man of the match for some strong tackling and good powerful runs.
10th October 2010 Kingsbridge 40 Brixham 25
Brixham's starting nine wasted no time in this fixture as there was only to be one game and with a large squad there were to be many changes. The first attack brought great rucking skills and after several phases and good ball retention at the breakdown powered by Marley Tyler's clearing out and support from Ben Mortimer and Stuart Crang, Jake Cox powered his way through the remaining defence to open the scoring. Direct from the restart another turnover ball allowed further good phases allowing Bradley McKee to take on the defence and take the defence over the line with him on his run. Brixham then made five replacements to share the game time and give their new charges the experience. Although they competed well upfront the defence was left unguarded and resulted in six tries uncontested from Kingsbridge who ran well with the ball, to take them into a strong lead 6-2 at the break.
The second half saw the starting nine recalled. Again they dominated in all areas with McKee again showing good leg power taking him over the line, then Harry Williams in prime position to collect a timely offload from McKee and show his speed on the wing to finish in the corner for the try of the match. Mortimer showed determination to ground under pressure to bring the Fishermen back into the game at 6-5 to Kingsbridge. Five changes again for the Fishermen and it was clear that lessons were learnt as a much more aware side competed in all areas and only conceded twice whilst still creating openings. Edward Simpson showed up well from the new signings, good development from the new boys and solid all round rugby from the more established boys.
Marley Tyler was awarded man of the match for his awareness and all round game.
3rd October 2010 IVYBRIDGE v BRIXHAM
Ivybridge 2 Brixham 0
The week-end weather broke to welcome two sides to the new venture of contact rugby, both teams have been waiting for this moment and did not fail to impress with an entertaining game all round. Ivybridge have clearly worked hard pre season and showed great rucking skills along with the handling quality from previous years, however Brixham brought their own skills to the game with superb defence and breaking backs spotting opportunities.
Although Ivybridge were on top at the breakdown of play the Brixham defence stood solid till the last minute of the first half when a slick handling move put Ivybridge into the lead, great tackling from Ben Mortimer who spent the day putting himself into every movement in defence or attack backed up by the hard to handle Marley Tyler kept the home side within reach. Bradley McKee was solid as the last line of defence and all Brixham players went in with full conviction.
Ivybridge doubled the lead in the second half however Brixham still maintained the majority of possession and learned the lessons required to further improve, several Brixham attacks were thwarted by strong steals from the home side and fine tuning should sort out the areas where errors occurred, a great performance and a good game to watch, all coaches were very pleased with the standard achieved at such an early stage in the season.
Ben Mortimer was awarded the man of the match award for his work in all areas.
Ivybridge 6 Brixham 1
A second game was played and involved the 5 new players to Brixham and rugby, Ivybridge controlled the first half against the new boys and used it to put into practice some training moves that worked well to bring them into a halftime score of 6-0, the new Brixham boys showed promise alongside a few of the regulars from previous seasons and kept plugging away with spirit.
The second half kept the new boys all involved and Brixham changed to the other set of regulars that were rested to play alongside and help develop them. In a much stronger half Brixham secured the only try of the half after Harry Williams set up a move from a breakdown secured by Ethan Stroud on debut, this gave the chance for Bradley McKee to power through the forwards and then dodge the backs one at a time to collect a well deserved try for all the Fishermen's efforts on the day.
Ethan Stroud was awarded man of the match for a great performance on his debut.
REPORTS FROM 2009/10 (Under 8s)
25th April 2010 - Paignton, Trevor Ward Festival Brixham 4 Topsham 5
Brixham worked hard to gain the place verses Topsham in the final and on the day they were the two predominant sides in a strong pool. Topsham 'B' and Paignton were the sides that had added to a great days rugby. For Brixham:
· Alfie Jarvis worked well and strong all day collecting two tries
· Harry Williams was always at hand to follow plays and collected two tries as he supported well.
· Ben Mortimer was great in attack and covered ground well to collect a total of five tries finishing off team moves and show his seasons progression.
· Jamie Dewhirst continued his recent form collecting a try continuing his recent improvement, he was powerful going forward and in defence.
· Jake Cox and Stuart Crang provided some of the background hard work to complete victories that took Brixham to the final.
· Harry Davies was strong in support, and
· Bradley McKee also added to the scores with his best coming in the final cutting his way through the defence at speed and touching down to keep Brixham in the game.
It was not to be though for the young Fishermen. However a great final was played and all sides will be looking forward to contact rugby next season as U9s.
4th April 2010 Brixham 6 Tamworth 11
A bright sunny morning for this touring side fixture. Tamworth started strong and remained in control for the match, showing strong runners and good handling skills. Brixham were suffering from a few too many Easter eggs at the start and conceded a couple of early tries, but Marley Tyler was quick to put the Fishermen on the sheet with a great solo run. The half evened up with scores going in turn to make it 4 - 2 to the visitors at the break, Ben Mortimer the other scorer finishing out wide after a team move down the back line.
The second half continued the same with Tamworth showing strong running skills and Brixham just not managing to finish moves at the last, Mortimer claimed his second and was followed by Jamie Dewhirst who showed determination to get to the line. McKee was unlucky after breaking and drawing the defence on several occasions not to find the finishing pass to close the scores. Tyler continued scoring form and after two more runs claimed his hatrick, alas the visitors outplayed the Fishermen to claim an 11 - 6 victory.
The Brixham boys never gave up the chase and Alfie Jarvis was awarded man of the match for good support running and all round determination.
Brixham 5 Tamworth 6
A similar pattern started the next game with Tamworth going into an early lead, Jamie Dewhirst claimed Brixham's only score of the half to leave them trailing 3 - 1 at the break in a reduced time fixture. Brixham took stronger control in the second half as they finally started to work some moves together, firstly Alfie Jarvis went over after strong running from Stuart Crang followed by a brace from Tyler showing speed and good footwork to confuse the defence. Harry Williams finished off the scoring for Brixham pouncing on a loose ball over the line after Harry Davies ran at the defence to create the chance, but it was just too late for Brixham to pull back the first half deficit.
Man of the Match was awarded to Jake Cox for his defensive running and never giving up the chase.
21st March 2010 Newton Abbot 14 Brixham 11
A small and narrow pitch made for an end to end match with both teams scoring in turn but Newton with the advantage. Bradley McKee started the action for Brixham and as tries were added thick and fast it was a close run affair. Alfie Jarvis was next over for the Fishermen followed by a further three from McKee - a combination of finishing off team moves and picking up on the home sides errors to finish with style. Jamie Dewhirst finished off the half's scoring for Brixham showing his powerful running skills. The score at halftime was 7-6 to Newton
Newton took a stronger control in the second half but never shook off Brixham who continued regular scoring but made a few more errors in attack and slipped on occasions in defence. Stuart Crang, then McKee for his fifth, were Brixhams first two scorers of the half followed by Ben Mortimer and Marley Tyler with one of his unstoppable runs from a restart. Brixhams account was closed by Alfie Jarvis. This was a good entertaining game provided by both teams, Ben Mortimer was awarded man of the match award for his strong straight running and support skills.
Wellington 10 Brixham 14
The visiting tourists had brought a large squad and split into two sides, shorter games were played to allow all to enjoy the great sunshine and atmosphere. Brixham took control from the beginning rushing into an 8 - 3 lead at the break, tries coming from Dewhirst followed by McKee and Jarvis. McKee then scored a further three, two of which were interceptions at full speed. Jarvis added another then the half was finished off by Tyler who deserved a reward for all his setting up of other scores.
Wellington regrouped well in the second half and took the game to Brixham however they could not claw back the half time lead. Tyler claimed a further two to get his hatrick in the match and Harry Williams scored a great finish up the wing. McKee continued his scoring form and put a further three on the sheet in the second half. Man of the Match was awartded to Marshall Burridge for his running skills and determination.
With legs growing tired a further game of extras was played in a very reduced timescale finishing Wellington 6 Brixham 5. Scorers for Brixham were Jarvis, Tyler, Dewhirst and McKee(2).
7th March 2010 Torquay 16 Brixham 12
An absolute try festival took place in this match with 17 tries in the first half, Torquay starting with a good solo effort quickly replied by Bradley McKee from the restart to set the tone for the game. Tries apiece all the way to half time, a Brixham side yet again struck by illness competed well, the further Brixham scores were Harry Davies after McKee then Harry Williams drew defenders to set him up in the corner. A great team effort and quick hands put McKee in for his second before Ben Mortimer collected a opportunist try after a fumble. McKee received a well timed pass from Stuart Crang to claim his hatrick, followed by the improving Jamie Dewhirst who gained good ground to add to his recent tally. McKee again scored before the break and it was Mortimer who finished off a high scoring half in favour of Torquay 9 - 8.
Torquay took more control of the second half after mistakes from Brixham which allowed them to pull clear. The Fishermen tried several moves that never quite paid off and were well pounced on by the home side to take the advantage. Crang was first over for Brixham followed by Davies after McKee set him up cutting through the defence at speed. Alfie Jarvis followed by Dewhirst for his second were the further try scorers in a great team effort. Harry Williams stepped up well in tagging to cover illness in the side and was deservingly awarded the man of the match award.
Torquay 9 Brixham 10
Brixham started at speed with Ben Mortimer finishing well, two from Torquay put them into the lead before Jake Cox went over at speed in the corner. A further two from Torquay had Brixham playing catch-up rugby. Up stepped captain Bradley McKee to finish off a well set pass and run from Cox only for Torquay to score and keep the gap. McKee then took an interception in his own half and covered the pitch with ease to start off an attacking flourish from the Fishermen. This was followed by another set up from him to put in Harry Williams who worked well to finish off a half chance. Next came the move of the day with McKee running for the line and, uncertain of scoring, put out a pass behind three of the rushing defence that pinpointed Alfie Jarvis who collected at speed and finished off a classy move.
Jarvis continued his scoring form to claim the first of the second half but a further two from Torquay kept them in touch. Ben Mortimer finished a mix up over the try line and was quickly followed by Jarvis for his hatrick, one more for the home side before McKee capped off his performance with his second interception of the game and a clear run at the line to claim his hatrick and secure his man of the match award. Torquay completed the match with a further try however the Fishermen edged them out with a fine victory in a close match.
Report - Steve McKee
21st Feb 2010 Totnes 4 Brixham 8
Brixham, who were nearly back to full strength after recent injury and sickness bugs, started strongly with Bradley McKee scoring two of his own after good team moves. He then set one up for Alfie Jarvis to finish down the wing. A reply from Totnes kept them in touch but the speed of the Fishermen's hands and moves was already showing to be the difference. Marley Tyler scored from a restart with a solo effort then Jarvis completed two more for his hatrick set up by strong running firstly from captain Harry Williams then finishing off a team move with a strong run after good support running. Totnes managed two more well run tries to keep in touch but Brixham were in a strong lead at 6 -3 at the break.
The second half did not flow as well for either side with Brixham gaining several handovers through great tagging, led by Tyler, and supported well by Jamie Dewhirst, Jarvis and McKee. Totnes were just lacking the finishing touches to moves but continued to prove worthy opponents. McKee collected his hatrick soon into the half, Totnes replied with one then Ben Mortimer finished off the scoring to complete an 8 - 4 victory for Brixham. Harry Davies collected the man of the match award for his good defensive organisation.
Totnes 3 Brixham 6
Totnes started the quicker in the second game going over in the corner after a team effort. Mortimer quickly replied for Brixham after Dewhirst set him up from powerful straight running. Tyler followed by Jarvis took Brixham into a lead with good support play and set ups from Jake Cox and Stuart Crang. Totnes again replied to keep in touch before Williams completed the half collecting a mistake from the opponents and finishing close in. Brixham held a 4 - 2 lead at the break.
Dewhirst started off the second half at pace and powered into the corner, a reply from the home side then another from Tyler to finish off another victory for Brixham on the road, again several turnovers were gained from tagging and were led mainly by Tyler which gained him man of the match.
14th Feb 2010 Newton Abbot 14 Brixham 12
A small and narrow pitch made for a end to end match with scores level at halftime 6-6 both teams scoring in turn, Alfie Jarvis first for the Brixham scorers followed by two from Marley Tyler with Jake Cox finishing at speed in between. Ben Mortimer continued for Brixham before Jarvis claimed his second in the half after a set up from Bradley McKee. Newton seemed quicker with the ball and some lacklustre tagging allowed them to build with some excellent finishing passes. Brixham seemed to be held back by the narrow pitch not allowing the flow down the line and phases that have worked so well in recent games.
The second half continued in the same pattern with both teams matching in turn. Jamie Dewhirst came on as a substitute and put in his best performance of the season collecting a second half hatrick and applying great pressure on the attacking Newton team. McKee and Tyler both scored before they both left the pitch with injuries and Stuart Crang completed the scores with a powerful run at the defence to complete Brixhams scores, the last few minutes proved the difference between the sides with Newton remaining strong till the end and claiming victory in a well matched game.
Jamie Dewhirst was voted man of the match for his superb all round second half performance.
Newton Abbot 15 Brixham 13
Another high scoring game with end to end action. Alfie Jarvis started at speed combining with Ben Mortimer and McKee to claim a hatrick of tries matched by the organised Newton side. McKee added two himself either side of Jarvis taking his fourth of the half provided by Crang cutting back on the defence. Brixham were trailing 6-9 at the break and still lacking the usual sharpness in tagging.
Dewhirst continued his form from the first match scoring a further two in the second half along with two more from McKee and two from Jarvis taking him to six in the game and worthy after his good support and finishing of team moves. Jake Cox was the other scorer and was awarded man of the match after good running to set up many tries and a powerful run to collect his own. Newton gave a very good account of themselves in two well matched games of differing styles for both sides.
7th Feb 2010 Brixham 10 Sidmouth 6
Brixham, missing Williams and Jarvis today through sickness, started slowly adapting to a new starting line up and were soon behind to two well run tries from Sidmouth in this round robin event. Missed tags were the problem to start with until Brixham finally found the score sheet with Bradley McKee leading the way cutting back on a flat footed defence, followed quickly by Marley Tyler finishing the full length then captain Ben Mortimer bringing back the slow start for a Brixham 3 -2 lead at the break.
McKee started the second half off with a good finish on a team move and this brought back the Brixham as we know it. Tyler was next over from the restart to push Brixham clear. Sidmouth however were not finished and clawed one back, only for McKee to power over close in to claim his hatrick. Mortimer continued his captains role on the day in support to take a well timed offload from Jack Bellamy. With the visitors showing signs of improvement in moves the home side picked up the pace yet again and McKee put a further two on the sheet either side of a Sidmouth try to claim five in the match showing great sidestep skills and awesome pace. Tyler finished off the Brixham scores with yet another solo effort and his hatrick, Sidmouth scored a further two to try and keep in touch. Final score of 10 - 6 to Brixham was fitting on the day. Tagging skills from Brixham after they woke up were mainly down to Tyler but with help from all as they moulded together well. Man of the match was awarded to Bradley McKee for his superb finishing skills along with great support running and setting up his team mates in scoring opportunities when he could have scored himself.
Brixham 10 Salcombe 5
The second game of the round robin was again a Brixham triumph. Although Salcombe started quickly the home side soon replied with three in return - Tyler starting with a trademark solo run then McKee with two confusing the defence with his trickery, one more from Salcombe before another trio from Brixham, Tyler then McKee for his second hatrick of the day followed by a great running effort from Jake Cox. With half time looming the visitors got a further try only for Mortimer to cancel out after McKee put him in the corner. The second half continued in the same pattern. Tyler collected his second hatrick of the day and Bellamy added to the total. Salcombe replied with two of their own and it was left to McKee to finish off a great days play from Brixham with his fourth of this game. Again tagging was the key with turnovers gained and it was Jamie Dewhirst who took the lead and this along with his powerful support running gained him the man of the match title.
Brixham showed skill and flair against both the visiting sides and are gaining confidence towards contact rugby next year with every game.
23rd Jan 2010 Brixham 10 Stonehouse Sharks 4
The Brixham boys came out again all raring to go and soon put scores on the board, Bradley McKee starting with a well finished team move up the wing. Ben Mortimer captain for the match followed to set an example with strong straight running. It was again McKee with one of the stranger tries of the season managing to fingertip a pass behind his back then carry it and move round in one movement to finish and take Brixham into a well deserved 3 -0 lead.Stonehouse got themselves into the game with a well run try through the middle only for McKee to complete a first half hatrick.One more from the visitors then a solo run from the restart by Marley Tyler opened his account and closely followed by his second to bring the scores to 6 - 2 at the break.
Tyler completed his hatrick soon after the break and was quickly followed by a strong run from Harry Davies showing good speed before the visitors clawed one back. McKee then became provider and after cutting back through the defence and with the try line in sight put out a spinning pass at speed collected by the well supporting Alfie Jarvis to finish off a practiced team move. Tyler went in for his fourth of the game again with a powerful solo effort shaking off many tackle attempts to finish in the corner. One last reply from Stonehouse was deserved for the efforts shown on the day however the running and passing of Brixham at pace was hard to contend with.
Although Brixham were devastating in attack it was superb tagging that kept Brixham in control with several turnovers gained throughout the match, mainly led by Tyler and along with his try scoring led to his man of the match award.
Brixham 9 Stonehouse Sharks 5
A changed Brixham side again started at speed Davies again finding pace to finish on his own under pressure. Jack Bellamy then scored a brace up the wing at pace on his match debut showing great promise for the future, a reply from the shell-shocked visitors kept them in the game .Jarvis was again a finisher collecting a pass from the hard working Jamie Dewhirst who supported and ran well with the ball all day. The visitors were not finished and mistakes from the home side allowed a three try salvo from Stronehouse to bring them back into the match. Mortimer ran straight and hard after great defensive work then a set up pass from Stuart Crang to take the score to 5 - 4 at the break.
Half time saw further changes for Brixham and was controlled by the superb tagging skills of Tyler and McKee backed up by Jarvis, Crang and Mortimer. Jake Cox showed an improved turn in pace scoring in the corner followed by Tyler then McKee, Jarvis finished off for the fishermen in another great display of teamwork to make it three on the day for him, time for one last effort from Stonehouse to bring a great day's rugby to a close.
Man of the match was awarded to Jack Bellamy on his debut for his two tries and his quick understanding of the laws.
17 Jan 2010 Brixham 9 Devonport 2
After a month off due to weather conditions both teams were raring to go, but it was Brixham who were the more eager on the day and after a swift start from Devonport scoring from the first whistle the Brixham boys took full control of what was to be their best performance to date led by captain Jamie Dewhirst.Alfie Jarvis started the scores with what was to become one of many team moves through several hands during the day, Bradley McKee then put in a brace jinxing in after strong running from Marley Tyler then Alfie Jarvis both providing the killer pass after drawing the defence. It was then McKee's turn to be provider and after spotting a gap and powering through, all that was left to do was supply the supporting Tyler with the chance to finish well in the corner. Half time was reached with Brixham winning 4 - 1 at the break.
The second half continued in the same pattern even with three Brixham replacements, McKee soon made his hatrick, again on the end of a team move started by Stuart Crang, Jarvis followed soon for his second finishing at speed up the line. It was Brixham's defence that was causing problems for Devonport as they struggled to gain from their own ball. Tyler, Jarvis and Ben Mortimer all tagged well up front and McKee and Harry Williams had the try line well covered. It was Williams who then continued the scores with two individual runs up the line finishing on both with great support from Crang and Harry Davies who chased everything in the second half. Devonport managed a further deserved try between what was becoming a Brixham skill display, however they never gave up and continued to try moves and were unlucky to meet the home side in such good form. McKee then finished off the match picking up on a Devenport mistake on his own try line and powering up the line to travel the full length leaving the defence haplessly chasing to close the match 9- 2 to Brixham and again picking up four tries in the match.
It was a great all round team effort, and Alfie Jarvis was awarded man of the match for his support and finishing skills.
Brixham 7 Devonport 6
More Brixham changes with rotational substitutes meant a different side for the second encounter that was more evenly contested. Crang took the captaincy and led from the front with support and great positioning all game. Brixham took a first half lead of 2-0 after McKee took a one handed pickup off the floor at pace showing potential for the future and covered the rest of the pitch at pace to start the Brixham scores , Tyler then put in a darting solo run from the restart to claim a great individual try.
The second half showed a bit of what Devenport can do as they kept in touch matching scores from Jarvis, Williams and another from Tyler before they pulled out three tries in a row to bring themselves back into contention. Brixham again rallied and Jarvis collected his second to tie the scores at six all, another solo run from Tyler to collect his hatrick was the winning try for Brixham to bring the end to what was the best days rugby played to date from the proud young fishermen.
Man of the match was awarded to Jamie Dewhirst for his all round performance.
Devonport's coaches commented on how well the Brixham team ran at pace and passed, and how they played as a team. They believed that Brixham played well above the age group at present, a compliment well received from the Brixham coaches and a compliment to the boys and parents for their dedication to training and a joy to watch today.
20th Dec 2009 Dartmouth 11 Brixham 11
A cold frosty morning in Dartmouth made the boys dance on tiptoes to keep warm. Dancing over for his first try of the game was Bradley McKee quickly followed by Jake Cox. The home side equalled well with individual runs. Harry Williams was the scorer of the next two tries, the first showing his individual skill, the second finishing a team move after McKee had split the defence and passed for him to gather at full speed and touch down in the corner. McKee finished off the half with one more after great work from Alfie Jarvis setting him up to leave the half time score 5-5.
Dartmouth started the second half at speed and put two quick tries past Brixham without reply. Now chasing the game, Ben Mortimer managed to pull a try back after good strong running and after this tries went either way. Stuart Crang then Marley Tyler kept Brixham within reach before a brace from Williams (giving him four in the game) brought Brixham to within a score. McKee rose to the challenge finishing after cutting inside the defence to claim a hatrick and gain the draw. Marley (the tag) Tyler was great in defence with Jamie Dewhirst collecting several tags also. Man of the match was awarded to Harry Williams for straight running and finishing skills.
Dartmouth 12 Brixham 10
Marley Tyler and Bradley McKee both claimed two tries in the first half after good team moves and support play showing improvements in skills for the team. Brixham were 4 - 5 down at the break. Alfie Jarvis finished off a McKee run to start the scoring in the second half, Dartmouth replied in turn to keep the lead. Ben Mortimer went over next and was followed by McKee to claim another hatrick on the day. Harry Williams finished at speed and was quickly followed by Tyler to claim his hatrick. Brixham were not quite in touch as Dartmouth continued scoring and Jake Cox could only bring the scores to 10 - 12 at the end. Good running from Harry Davies and support play from all the team were evident on the day. Man of the match was awarded to Ben Mortimer for support skills and running at pace.
13th Dec 2009 Brixham 10 Torquay 11
A well matched fixture between two sides that have developed well since last years fixture. Torquay took the spoils on the day after a comeback in the second half - reacting well to the home sides errors. Bradley McKee started the scores for Brixham followed by Harry Davies but quick replies from Torquay kept the game close. Alfie Jarvis put in a hatrick before halftime with McKee adding another at full pace up the wing. The visitors kept up pace with Brixham in the lead 6-5 at the break.
McKee started the second half at pace again finishing off a superb team move and was quickly followed by Marley Tyler who deserved a try after his superb tagging skills shown all game. Torquay came back with solo efforts to keep in touch only for Ben Mortimer to finish off after many hands in the corner. Torquay however put on a great finish benefiting from some mistakes from the home side in handling and attempts at moving the ball wide to pull back with three tries in a row to take the lead. McKee answered yet again with Brixham's best team move of the match after Mortimer passed to Harry Williams who timed a perfect pass to McKee's run to leave the defence flatfooted. Alas Brixham ran out of time in what was a very good game all round, Brixham showing great team skills and Torquay showing great individual skills. Bradley McKee was man of the match for Brixham for his support and finishing skills along with innovation in setting up team moves.
Brixham 9 Torquay 12
Brixham once again took the first half lead 7-6 at the break; Harry Williams collecting a first half hatrick after showing great pace and spotting gaps in the opposition defence. McKee backed him up with a further two then Tyler completed a great days effort with one more for him before the two made their days substitution. Stuart Crang completed the scores for the half with determined running , Torquay were never far behind and with solo efforts that the home side found hard to defend against they pulled back into contention.
The second half took a turn as Torquay proved more dominant and the home side pushed to catch back and faltered trying to keep up. Harry Williams made it four in the match after another team effort then Mortimer after taking a pass at speed but was not enough to pull back the game for Brixham. Stuart Crang was awarded man of the match for his improved running skills and determination in the tackle.
6th Dec 2009 Exeter Chiefs 9 Brixham 11
After such a long spell without a game the Brixham boys took a posse to the Chiefs determined to play off the cobwebs, a windy but dry day allowed free play on the all weather pitch. Marley Tyler continued his recent good form with a determined run for the line to open the scores and was quickly followed by Harry Williams after a skilfull run. The Chiefs replied with a run up the wing at pace that left Brixham flat footed only for Ben Mortimer then Harry Davies to finish off great team handling with one in reply from the home side. The game was very even before an onslaught from Exeter with three tries in a row taking them into a deserved lead.
Brixhams rotational substitutions then brought Bradley McKee into the game with immediate impact finishing off two well worked team moves including a killer pass from Tyler after drawing the defence with a great sidestep to bring the score to 6-5 in Brixhams favour at the break.
Exeter struck first after the break only for McKee to continue from the first half and claim his and his teams hatrick of team moves. The next phase saw McKee break and run the length of the pitch despite a superb effort from the home full back, who matched him for speed but just fell short of the tackle, pulled Brixham further ahead. A breakdown in play allowed McKee to run the full length of the pitch , this time passing and jinxing the full back to score four in a row. Back came Exeter only for Tyler to power through the defence again. Exeter never gave up the game with two more tries but Brixham remained strong with a further two tries from McKee to make it six in the game and eleven to nine for Brixham. Once again great teamwork was the key with tagging skills from Williams, Tyler, Dewhirst and Mortimer supported by strong running and gains by Alfie Jarvis and Stuart Crang who set up many of the moves, Bradley McKee was awarded Man of the Match for his support running and finishing skills.
Exeter Chiefs 7 Brixham 6
A complete tit for tat game ensued with both sides scoring in turn up to the break , Alfie Jarvis showed his power and determination to start off the scores for Brixham followed by Marley Tyler showing his speed and determination , followed up by Bradley McKee cutting back on a rush defence to score in the corner. The second half continued in the same vain with Tyler scoring a further two collecting his hatrick and McKee putting in one between to keep with the home side however a mistake from Brixham allowed Exeter to gain the advantage and claim the win on the day. Marley Tyler was awarded the Man of the Match for his straight running and determined finishing.
8th Nov 2009 Brixham 9 Plymstock 8
The day started with a line up of all the teams showing respect on Armistice Day, a good understanding was shown by the younger boys from all teams prior to the match.
Brixham started with several errors and found themselves unusually trying to chase the game as Plymstock took control of the match scoring three tries in a row to take them into a lead before the home side seemed to settle. Bradley McKee started the scores for Brixham only for Plymstock to yet again pull further away; again McKee scored a try up the wing passing several players which seemed to spurt the young Brixham boys into action with a Marley Tyler classy run followed by Harry Williams finishing off a team effort running in at pace from a long pass after several hands.Brixham had brought the scoreline level at 4 - 4 at the break and at last seemed to be playing to the recent form they had showed.
Brixham started the second half as they finished the first with the improving Harry Davies collecting a try after determined running. Tyler went in again in after a restart solo run before Plymstock came back again in what was becoming a close contest with a well worked team try. Alfie Jarvis scored a well deserved try a after many good runs prior, however the Plymstock boys regained form and put a hatrick past the shell-shocked Fishermen in a row leaving Brixham with little time and a score behind. A final flurry by the Brixham boys and teamwork that allowed Stuart Crang to put in a timely pass cutting out the defence and putting Ben Mortimer in the corner. Match tied but Brixham once again worked the lines they have practiced and Jake Cox passed to McKee who cut back inside at speed and passed in time for Mortimer to run straight and collect another - the winning try on the day. Great all round tagging was evident with several handovers against what was a very well drilled Plymstock side who competed till the final whistle and gave a very good account of their own training.
Man of the match for Brixham was Ben Mortimer, his final two tries and straight running prior turned the match at a vital time.
Brixham 13 Plymstock 6
A now inspired Brixham side came out for the second game and showed the efforts and skills they have gained from the start. Brixham ran away into a 5 - 0 lead with Tyler collecting two with great solo runs before McKee collected a hatrick running in at speed from deep within his own half at first then finishing off team moves through hands on the other two. Plymstock came back with a great team movement only for the on-fire Tyler to put two more past them with further great runs followed by support all the way. Between came one more for the visitors who trailed 7 - 2 at the break.
The visitors made changes at the half and showed good improvement pulling back two great tries. Alfie Jarvis then started a flurry of tries for Brixham. McKee scored a superb solo run cutting the defence into pieces, Mortimer then pierced the defence with a training ground move putting Harry Williams into a position to cut into the defence and score at speed. Another from Jarvis then Mortimer took the home side clear. Plymstock replied with another team effort only for Jarvis to collect his, and Brixham's, third hatrick of the game. The visitors continued to the end collecting a solo effort but the Brixham boys had yet again showed gains from previous games and training.
Man of the match was Marley Tyler for a great first half performance and dedication all round the pitch.
1st Nov 2009 Ivybridge 9 Brixham 4
Brixham were on the road for the fifth week in a row and were finally beaten for the first time this season by a well drilled Ivybridge side. Brixham were still on the coach in the first half but recovered well in the second half. It was an even start with Marley Tyler equalising after a quick try from the home side but then an onslaught of tries from Ivybridge took them into a 5-1 lead at the break. Brixham were unlucky with some great team moves that just lacked the timing on the finishing touch, however the Ivybridge team had put in very well worked tries from deep running and well worked moves to control the game. Some class tagging from Harry Williams, Alfie Jarvis and Bradley McKee kept the scoreline down to what could have been.
Brixham lost Bradley McKee at the start of the second half after some unplanned contact and the Fishermen went further behind with a player short to a well run try from Ivybridge. Back came Brixham with Harry Williams cutting back inside the defence to claim one back and the rest of the half was tit for tat with Marley Tyler collecting his second then McKee returning to the game at the end to collect a team try on the wing. Good second half performance from Brixham but caught asleep at the start. Man of the match for Brixham was Harry Williams for good tagging skills and straight attacking runs.
Ivybridge 7 Brixham 10
The second game saw a changed Ivybridge side as they had a large squad but Brixham continued with the same eight from the first fixture without replacements. A fit-again Bradley McKee replied to a Ivybridge quick try, one more from the home side before Marley Tyler and McKee scored in turn twice to give McKee a first half hatrick and Tyler his fourth of the day. One more for Ivybridge before the break only for Alfie Jarvis and Harry Williams to score and make it 7-4 at the break in favour of Brixham - a bit more of what the Fishermen can do was now on show. The second half was again good play from both sides with tries in turn and another second half hatrick from McKee with one full length interception and two well worked team moves showed the Brixham boys will still be ready for the first home game of the season next week versus Plymstock , five weeks into the season and only one loss after all away games is a record to be proud of. Man of the match was Harry Davies for his teamwork and inspiration to team mates.
25th Oct 2009 Sidmouth 4 Brixham 10
The Brixham boys were on the road for the fourth game in a row must be getting used to travelling as another great display of teamwork kept their unbeaten run going. A first half onslaught saw Brixham clear by half time with both Alfie Jarvis and Bradley McKee claiming first half hatricks along with a Harry Davies try to lead 7-1 at the break. All tries came through team movements as the referee asked for three passes minimum before a try was allowed, a law that suited Brixhams style well. Marley Tyler supported in defence well with great tagging along with Harry Williams and the Jarvis -McKee combination also picked up many tags between the two. Main feature of the half was superb support and offloading the ball before tagging after drawing the player.
The second half saw the Brixham coach ask for practiced moves and the boys didn't let him down with the three second half tries going in with players flanking the scorer either side in support, it was Davies who scored again first followed by McKee then Jarvis for them both to tally four each for the game. Marshall Burridge continued his improvement and Stuart Crang was well in support all game, Jamie Dewhirst put in some final passes on the moves and Jake Cox covered the pitch well. Great display again leaving only praise from the home side coaches on the Brixham boys' performance. Man of the match was Alfie Jarvis for his scores and his tagging skills.
Sidmouth 5 Brixham 6
A complete change of side for Sidmouth presented Brixham with another challenge as the new sets of legs kept the game closer against the same Brixham side with only two replacements, Jake Cox started for the Fishermen finishing off a team move started from a determined Tyler run, one back for the home side before the Brixham teamwork kicked in yet again allowing McKee to score another hatrick before half time all worked through many hands. Half time was 4 -3 to the visitors.
Sidmouth started the stronger in the second half scoring first. However they were soon pegged back as McKee went in for his fourth for the second match in a row. Back came Sidmouth to keep the game alive only for Tyler to power through the defence to regain the lead, the last move of the match saw Sidmouth agonisingly close to the draw but as they went for the line the player was off his feet and failed to ground the ball knocking on in his attempt. Man of the match was Marley Tyler for his great tagging skills and all round determination.
18th Oct 2009 Salcombe 6 Brixham 8
Once again the Brixham boys struck early away from home, Bradley McKee finishing off firstly a move through several hands then a team run with Alfie Jarvis providing the killer pass to put McKee in the corner after a nice sidestep. Salcombe were awoken into action and ran a solo effort up the wing only for Jake Cox to show his improving form with a dart for the line provided by Harry Davis with a pass that drew the rushing defence. One more for the home team before Alfie Jarvis was on the end of a great team effort with support play the full length of the pitch to take Brixham clear, the home side were not done yet as they pulled another back to make it 4-3 to Brixham at the break. Brixham once again took the second half by storm, Mckee running in a superb solo effort with sidesteps and speed to claim his hatrick then finishing off a team move again through hands started by a Harry Williams run and a Stuart Crang pass to finish. One more try from a Salcombe side that would not give in as they tried to compete with the visitors' well-drilled moves. McKee then ran the full distance with pace and skill to put the game out of the home sides reach and to claim his fith of the match. One to finish Salcomebs account for the game but the Fishermen finished with the best move of the match with the ball passing through every member of the team allowing McKee to put in Marley Tyler who still had to work for his try and to finish off yet another great team display for the Brixham boys. Man of the match was Marshall Burridge for his improvement all round but especially tagging skills in defence.
Salcombe 7 Brixham 7
Alfie Jarvis carried the mantle into the second game, a hatrick in the first half was his contribution to carry on the Fishermen's momentum, speed and good team support helped him on his way along with strong running and vision to finish a great days play for him before his rotational substitution was due. The Salcombe boys worked well to claim three tries also and 3-3 at the break was a good reflection of the game.
McKee came on at the break and scored from the restart and in a tit for tat second half the Salcombe side held well against some great Brixham skills. Jamie Dewhirst finished off a team effort after a long pass from Ben Mortimer then McKee finished off two more for Brixham (to claim another hatrick) but was equalled by the home side to gain a well deserved draw. Yet again improvements from Brixham and hope for the next fixture versus Sidmouth for the first time. Man of the match was Bradley McKee for his second half performance.
11th Oct 2009 STONEHOUSE SHARKS 4 BRIXHAM 12
Brixham carried their form from the previous win with style again. Stonehouse were two players short so Harry Davies and Jamie Dewhirst sportingly volunteered to even up the sides. Brixham started with pace and soon were two tries up with Bradley McKee spotting gaps in the home sides defence to set Brixham on the way, a reply from Stonehouse was provided by on loan Dewhirst. Brixham continued with great support running and well timed passes to pull away before the break; Marley Tyler first finishing off with pace from a team effort then McKee to claim his hat-trick after many hands. Straight running and determination gave McKee his fourth of the half only for Dewhirst to claim his second for Stonehouse, Brixham in a well deserved 5-2 lead at the break.
The second half continued in the same pattern as the Brixham boys struck fast and furious to pull further ahead, two from Alfie Jarvis showing his speed on the wing and one from McKee between saw the Fishermen comfortably clear. On-loan Harry Davies pulled one back for Stonehouse only for the speedy Harry Williams followed by Jake Cox to restore the advantage. One more from Stonehouse was equalled from Tyler with nice sidesteps and it was McKee who finished off with a full length try leaving the home side in disarray to finish off a great performance. Brixham's training and improved ball skills seem to be paying off leaving an impressed Stonehouse who could only praise the Brixham boys performance.
STONEHOUSE SHARKS 7 BRIXHAM 11
A pitch change later and some new players for Stonehouse saw the start of the second game, Harry Davies this time scoring for his own side started the Brixham boys underway. Marley Tyler darting up the blind side from a restart covered most of the pitch before Stonehouse replied. McKee and another from Tyler pulled Brixham ahead before the home side rallied with two in a row. McKee kept the fishermen's buffer finishing off a classy team move along the line to cut back in at the last second and score taking it to a 5-3 lead at the break.
Ding dong tries started the second half with two a piece. Alfie Jarvis and Tyler again - to claim his hattrick - both after powerful running for Brixham, followed by Tylers fourth of the match after a touchline dart from his own half. Ben Mortimer got on the scoresheet after great support play and good skills to finish under pressure. Stonehouse managed two more before the whistle to improve on the first game however a further hattrick from McKee finishing off a strong run from Stuart Crang; then Alfie Jarvis adding to his earlier score saw the Fishermen home for another great all round display.
4th Oct 2009 Kingsbridge 6 Brixham 8
Brixham started the new season at pace and with confidence, the first challenge versus Kingsbridge. Brixham were first over the line with Marley Tyler (proving his most improved tag from last season was well deserved) with the first try of the game after a well worked team effort. This was soon followed by his second with a reply from the home side between. Brixham seemed to work well with the new laws at the older age group and the first half continued with both sides crossing in turn. Bradley McKee took the score to 3-3 at the break.
A second half blitz from the Brixham boys ensued. Last years try supremo Bradley McKee continued with two more in a row after good passing and great support from his team mates. Brixham had now pulled clear. With great tagging from Alfie Jarvis and support play from Ben Mortimer they looked comfortable. The home side, however, were not finished yet and rallied with a try that was equalled once again by McKee for his fourth of the match then two tries in a row pulled Kingsbridge back in contention. It was Harry Williams who finished off for Brixham in a great all round team performance. Brixham benefited from great tagging to gain frequent turnovers and superb support play, several of the tries were from straight running and skilful handling, good shows also from the new boys Harry Davies and Marshall Burridge.
Kingsbridge 2 Brixham 5
The Fishermen with the wind in their sails started the second game with confidence. Ben Mortimer crossed twice to give Brixham the lead 2-1 at the break and his first hatrick performance, both from great passing moves and determined finishing. Bradley McKee continued into the second half making it five tries on the day finishing off a Williams and Mortimer move created by the determination of Jamie Dewhirst. Alfie Jarvis then scored a solo effort beating the defence with pace down the wing to take Brixham into a comfortable lead once again. A reply late from the home side was deserved but it was Dewhirst who finished off a fine team effort dodging the defence to complete a fine victory for Brixham.
Jake Cox and Stuart Crang both showed improvements in this game having determined runs and setting up scoring opportunities.
The young Fishermen have stepped up to the new age group well and should continue to develop as the season progresses, great start boys.
REPORTS FROM 2008/9 (Under 7s)
Sunday 3rd May 2009
Brixham 9 Coalville 6
Brixham finished off the season with a great display against a well organised side on tour from Leicester. The first game saw Brixham take control of the first half with Bradley McKee opening the scores for the home side in answer to the visitors scoring from the start. Harry Williams then Ben Mortimer pushed Brixham further into the lead both taking chances round the opposition and up the wing , the visitors clawed one back with determined runs only for Bradley McKee to score a further two - one of which was a full speed take from a Harry Williams run to leave the defence without a chance and completing a hatrick in the first half that ended 5 -- 2 in Brixhams favour.
The second half was more evenly competed with scores going in turn as the Brixham basic seven tired in the sunshine, Stuart Crang scored with a determined run followed by Bradley with another two tries then Harry Williams to finish off the 9-6 scoreline in Brixhams favour. Marley Tyler showed the superb tagging skills he has gained over the season, Jamie Dewhirst was well in support and Jake Cox showed further improvement as a newcomer, Brixhams whole game was a great improvement with players strong in all areas; Bradley McKee was superb in defence as well as attack also Harry Williams showed his full potential for the future around the pitch.
Brixham 12 Coalville 7
Brixham started the second game with great confidence scoring two tries in a row both from Bradley McKee , one from the visitors then Marley Tyler and Ben Mortimer replied with classy runs .Bradley then intercepted and ran in for his second hatrick of the day ,this was followed by a debut try from the fast improving Jake Cox in only his second game, Marley Tyler finished off the half for Brixham to lead 7-3 Harry Williams scored a hatrick in the second half with some great runs showing his great speed and ability to read the game , Bradley McKee scored a further two , one of which was from his own tryline after a fumble from the visitors, a final score of 12-7 to Brixham was fitting on the day and a great end to a season where the Brixham boys have developed well as a team and look forward towards to the new season as U8's.
New players are always welcome , any child who would like to join the team or learn rugby can contact Gary on 07792388663 .
Well done Brixham U7s on a great season.
Sunday 19th April 2009
Brixham 9 Kingsbridge 10
A pitch drying out in the morning sunshine and good size squads for both teams made for a very even match, it was Kingsbridge who started with the opening try and set the pattern as both teams scored in turn up to the break, Bradley McKee with two in the first half and Harry Williams, Marley Tyler and Jamie Dewhirst the others to make it 5 - 6 to Kingsbridge at the break.
Kingsbridge again started the quicker in the second half and again tries went with the possession Bradley McKee picking up his hatrick then Harry Williams followed suit to score two in a row and collect his hatrick also one of which included many sidesteps and dummies to leave the visitors tied in knots. Marley Tyler finished off a team move involving Stuart Crang and Jake Cox on his debut to tie the scores as the referee called last play, Brixham lost possession as they tried to push for the winning try only to hand it to Kingsbridge who took full advantage to claim the spoils in a well played fixture from both teams.
Brixham 7 Kingsbridge 11
Brixham were still in the dressing rooms at the start of the second fixture going behind to three well worked tries from Kingsbridge, Bradley McKee replied with two in a row to pass the milestone of 100 tries in a season but Kingsbridge pulled away with a further three in a row to pull clear, Jamie Dewhirst claimed his second of the day with a determined run to bring the scores to 3-6 at the break.
The scores went evenly in the second half with Marley Tyler claiming another two and Harry Williams with another capping off great performances from both. Lucas Haines was rewarded with a try for the speed he had shown, good determination from all the boys and improvements again from Hayden Williams, Stuart Crang and Alfie Jarvis was unlucky not to score, Ben Mortimer ran in support well and Jermain Williams again showed more improvement.
Sunday 12th April 2009
Under 7s - Brixham 6 Barkers Butts 13
Sunshine and high spirits were in full flow when touring side Barkers Butts from Coventry arrived at Astley park, Brixham U7s with a depleted side due to the Easter holidays played the day with a basic seven players and no substitutions, Marley Tyler started the scores for the home side in a even first half finishing 4 - 5 at the break Alfie Jarvis, Harry Williams and Bradley McKee the further try scorers for Brixham.
The searing temperature took toll on the home side without replacements and the tourists took full advantage in the second half running in several tries without reply after handling errors from Brixham , Bradley McKee managed a further two tries to get his hatrick and superb tagging skills were shown from Marley Tyler who was hard to pass all day. The touring side ran out eventual victors 13- 6 with a good display of support play and handling. Ben Mortimer and Stuart Crang showed good tagging skills whilst Jamie Dewhirst was well up in support.
Brixham 8 Barkers Butts 10
Travelling tourists Barkers Butts had brought a large side with them and it payed dividends with the temperature on the rise as the home side played without replacements. The first half was closely fought with both teams scoring in turn to be 4-4 at the break, Harry Williams showing his recent good form with the opener ran in from distance, this followed by a Bradley McKee hatrick created from good team support and handling.
After the break it was the visitors who pulled away but a further two tries from McKee again scoring eight tries on the day, one from Marley Tyler and another from Harry Williams kept the home side in touch, the tourists were eventual winners 10-8
In a well played and friendly atmosphere both games were a pleasure to watch on a beautiful Easter weekend.
Sunday 5th April 2009
Paignton 10 Brixham 11
Sunshine adorned a well presented Paignton pitch and the home side struck from the start. However Brixham soon replied with a try from Bradley McKee, this was to set the pattern for the match with both teams scoring in turn through the first half to make the score 6 -6 at the break. Brixham's tries were mostly well worked team tries a further four finished off by Bradley McKee , one was created well by Stuart Crang and another a solo effort with many sidesteps from McKee, the other try of the half was from Ben Mortimer who also finished off a team effort with a strong run at the defence.
The second half continued with the scoring at each end, once again it was McKee who started the Brixham scores finishing off a great run and a superbly timed pass from Lucas Haines that he took at full pace to leave the defence without a hope, Marley Tyler was next on the sheet for Brixham with a powerful darting run from a restart. Jamie Dewhirst was next over the line for Brixham and was closely followed by Bradley McKee this time covering the full length of the pitch showing his pace to the full. Paignton had fallen behind but recovered well with two tries in a row to bring the score to 10 - 10 with the last play of the game called by the referee. This spurred the Brixham team into life once again and Bradley McKee ran the ball at the defence and cut through to collect his eighth try of the game and the winning one for his well presented team. Harry Williams and Lucas Haines were great in support and Marley Tyler was great in tagging skills.
Paignton 8 Brixham 6
A second friendly game was played and it followed the first with tries in order at either end, Harry Williams then Marley Tyler and Bradley McKee were the try scorers for Brixham - Tyler and Williams with great solo efforts showing great rugby skills. Paignton replied each time with well worked team tries bringing it to 3 - 3 at the break. Team changes were more frequent in this match and Paignton gained the better of the play and scoring in the second half. Harry Williams went on to score a well deserved hatrick in the second half with great individual efforts and Bradley McKee was the other scorer bringing his tally to ten tries for the day. Williams was the star of this game for Brixham and was well supported by Tyler's determination, McKee's skill and pace and Haines with well timed passes. Alfie Jarvis and Hayden Williams supported well to make a good team effort from the Brixham boys, next game against a Coventry side on tour then the U7's Festival where Brixham will be looking to show the skills they have gained from the first season of rugby development they have done so well with.
Sunday 29th March 2009
TOTNES 9 BRIXHAM 12
A morning of beautiful sunshine greeted the sides as they met for the first time. Brixham started the days scores with a great sidestep from Jamie Dewhirst to open the scoring, this was quickly replied to from a fast working Totnes attack. Brixham then took the initiative after handling and offside errors from the home side and scored three tries without reply, the first a straight run from Alfie Jarvis followed by Marley Tyler powering through the defence. The third was a debut try from Jermain Wright finding a gap on the blind side. Totnes replied with one more before Bradley McKee scored a brace with powerful sprints from within his own half to bring the score to 6 - 2 in Brixhams favour at the break.
The second half started with two tries apiece, Ben Mortimer with a strong direct run then Harry Williams with speed and a great dummy keeping Brixham in the lead. Totnes then took control and scored two quick tries without reply. Harry Williams was next over the line for Brixham, Totnes replied but another from Marley Tyler then a hatrick try from Bradley McKee after a great team effort pulled Brixham clear. Totnes replied with two more tries however a Lucas Haines try between after a speedy run was enough to see Brixham home with a 12 - 9 victory. All of Brixhams players scored tries in this well worked victory; teamwork and great support was a major part of the Brixham game along with great tagging skills from both sides.
TOTNES U8's 9 BRIXHAM/TOTNES mixed U7's 7
Totnes U8's were without a fixture so a mixed side from both Brixham and Totnes U7's teams played a friendly with full U8 laws. The mixed U7's team who took the lead with Alfie Jarvis the first on the score sheet, a balanced half took place with both teams scoring in order, Bradley McKee and Harry Williams both linking together well to claim the tries for the younger boys to make it 3 - 3 at the break.
Harry Williams also scored the next for the U7's but the older boys made fewer mistakes and ran in some good long range tries. This did not put off the younger side as Jamie Dewhirst and Lucas Haines scored for the Brixham element of the youngsters and Matt finished off from the Totnes contingent. A well played game (especially from the U7's) finished off a day of good rugby and great development from the Brixham side.
Sunday 15th March 2009
Stonehouse Sharks 8 Brixham 9
Sunlight and good all-round conditions greeted the teams and it was Stonehouse who turned Brixham over to score first, this woke the Brixham side into three tries in succession the first a well worked try from Stuart Crang who worked his way to the line through a mass of bodies, the next two were from Bradley McKee finishing off good work and passes from Harry Williams and Marley Tyler. Stonehouse were quick to reply with a try worked up the blind side however they could not stop McKee scoring his hatrick covering the full length of the pitch with several dummies in his trademark fashion.Stonehouse got another score before the break however Brixham finished the half in style with Hayden Williams finishing off a team move created by Jamie Dewhirst then McKee did the full length to leave the defence in disarray yet again, a half time score of 6-3 in Brixhams favour .Stonehouse had the better of the second half however great tagging skills from Marley Tyler , Ben Mortimer , Alfie Jarvis and Harry Williams managed to keep the home side in reach and it was Bradley McKee who provided the finishing touches for Brixham with a further three tries to bring his tally to yet again an impressive 7 tries in one match, this was enough to see them home with a very impressive 9-8 victory away from home yet again.
Stonehouse Sharks 4 Brixham 6
A second game was played with the same spirit and enthusiasm as the first, this was a much closer game with both sides using more regular substitutions and a very even game took place, Hayden Williams opened the scores for Brixham after Harry Williams had created mayhem within the Stonehouse defence, this was followed by Ben Mortimer with a great timed run, Bradley McKee made it 3-1 in Brixhams favour at the break.
A strong reply from Stonehouse in the second half but with tries from Marley Tyler covering the full length of the pitch a great solo effort from Lucas Haines up the wing with the defence powerless against his speed and Bradley McKee capping off a great days play finishing off a powerful run from Stuart Crang gave Brixham the second victory of the day winning 6-4 at the final whistle. All-round great display from the Brixham boys away from home yet again.
Sunday 22nd February 2009
DEVONPORT SERVICES 8 BRIXHAM 8
The Devonport ground was in great condition and the weather for the season suited both teams well, Brixham were short on regular players and fielded 7 travelling boys who would have to play both games without replacements, Bradley McKee was captain for the first match.
Devonport started well and ran in a well worked try, this put Brixham into action and started Bradley McKee onto what was to be a day to remember scoring his first of what become an incredible 13 tries for the day over both matches. McKee then put Brixham into the lead after a quick restart from Stuart Crang showing good vision , Devonport replied before the break after a Brixham attack broke down when Jamie Dewhirst was without a tag on a touchline run , at half time both teams were hard to separate.
The second half started with the ball passing through five sets of Brixham hands to reach McKee on the wing to run one up the line , this was followed again by a quick reply from Devonport .Marley Tyler then scored for Brixham after a team effort including great support and passes from Harry Williams and Alfie Jarvis allowing him to cut through the defence into the corner, back came the home side to level only for Brixham to score after Williams put out a great pass to McKee to score , then some superb tagging from Jamie Dewhirst who was hard to pass all game released McKee to travel the full length unchallenged , Devenport replied again in what was becoming a quality game between the two teams. Once again it was McKee who took control from a dropped ball that was forced from great cover from Ben Mortimer, again he covered the full length of the pitch, this time showing his superb side steps and pace to beat the whole team facing him .Devonport put on a surge towards the end completing two team tries to level a 7 - 7 , McKee then created a turnover ball and scored in the corner completing 7 out of the 8 tries for Brixham only for the home side to reply with a scored to tie, McKee nearly completed the Brixham victory but was adjudged to be off his feet as he put the ball over the line , this was Brixham's best display to date with a great improvement in tagging skills , support and passing of the ball .Brixham had previously lost to the same side 13-5 earlier in the season ,this shows the improvement shown by all the side.
SERVICES 6 BRIXHAM 8
Devonport made changes in the second game a luxury the travelling Brixham never had however it was the Brixham side who started with pace , Bradley McKee was down for some time after a clash near the try line , however this did not put him off as he scored from the resulting penalty to put Brixham into the lead , McKee then also charged the full length yet again with dummies and sidesteps to confuse the home side, and after a great interception from Alfie Jarvis and passes from Stuart Crang and Jamie Dewhirst McKee scored in the corner and had already completed his hatrick for this match. The Devonport side never gave up and replied with a move up the middle finishing after good passing in the corner .Alfie Jarvis created space from the restart for Harry Williams captain for the game to cut through the defence and score with pace only for the home side to reply yet again.Brixham were not finished yet and once again the McKee speed and sidestep took halftime score to 5-2 in favour of Brixham.
More changes were made from the home side however the Brixham boys had no replacements so on they played on with passion , McKee yet again went up the touchline in a move that the home team could not defend against with such pace shown . Brixham then changed tactics and tried to move the ball though every player, although this change cost two well worked tries from the opposition it paid dividends with one touchdown from McKee, a Devenport try between, then a great try from Ben Mortimer which showed off the great handling and support skills that Brixham have now gained .
Brixham's best day of team rugby to date with all 7 boys contributing in a great team effort and all playing both matches without replacement or complaint , never offside and passing and support from the whole team, great improvements in tagging . Great display Brixham.
Sunday 15th February 2009
BRIXHAM 10 TEIGNMOUTH 4
A sunny morning greeted both sides and a relief of playing a match was evident in both teams after the recent weather conditions, 7 a-side was the agreed format for the second meeting of the two sides.
Brixham struck from the start with a well worked try that included 5 pairs of hands and ended with Bradley McKee opening the days scores, the visitors were quick to reply with a solo effort from the restart however Brixham then put the pressure on with a further 3 tries , the first coming from Hayden Williams scoring his first try for the team , Lucas Haines with a darting run and Harry Williams finishing off a team move with a classy inside step to complete Brixham's first half scores , Teignmouth were not finished yet and a team effort made the score 4-2 at the interval .
Brixham set a very high standard in the second half with great support play passing the ball through several pairs of hands with every move, Ben Mortimer was first on the score sheet in this half finishing off a well worked team move from a free kick, Alfie Jarvis then scored a great individual effort showing awareness and darting up the blind side from a quick restart ,back came the visitors with two tries of their own making a challenge to the home side.Brixham were more than up to any challenge after such a long break and Bradley McKee scored the next two tries both the full length of the pitch in his now trademark style to pull Brixham clear and once again claim a hatrick of tries. Teignmouth showed great tagging skills in both halves however the passing and support of Brixham shone through . Alfie Jarvis scores his second direct from a restart and the match was completed by Marley Tyler with a determined effort to close the game, Brixham's captain for the game was Jamie Dewhirst who showed support and encouragement for his team and was unlucky not to score himself finding touch just before the line.
BRIXHAM 6 TEIGNMOUTH 8
A second game with changed sides was played and a very even first half took place , Brixham and Bradley McKee once again started the stronger with the first try cutting through the Teignmouth defence , however a determined Teignmouth side scored two well worked tries in a short space to take the lead , the home side replied with captain for the game Stuart Craing scoring his first try for the home side in a great run from the halfway line and finishing strongly in the corner.Once again the visitors scored a good solo try but back came Brixham with another try from Bradley McKee finishing off the hard work and great pass from Alfie Jarvis to touch down in the corner, half time score was 3-3 and both sides were playing freely.
Teignmouth started the stronger in the second half with two well worked tries only for Bradley McKee to reply with another from deep within his own half for his hatrick, the visitors then took control of the match and started to play well as a team and scored three tries in succession with some great handling and support , Brixham were not finished yet and a determined run from Jamie Dewhirst who linked in with Stuart Craing provided the ball for Bradley McKee to collect his fourth try of the match and his seventh of the day, Alfie Jarvis then scored to close the scoreline further but the clock ran out for Brixham who showed a combined team effort all day .
Sunday 4th January 2009
A cold winter's day with good conditions under foot awaited the teams in a round robin between Brixham, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge. Captains for the day were Alfie Jarvis and Marley Tyler.
Dartmouth 11 Brixham 8
Both teams set out well and traded tries in the first half that finished 5-5, Alfie Jarvis started the scores for Brixham and was quickly followed by Ben Mortimer, Dartmouth replied well and with both sides scoring in turn up to the break a even game developed, Alfie Jarvis was back on the score sheet again followed by Bradley McKee then Harry Williams.
Harry Williams started the second half as he had finished the first with another try, however Dartmouth were the stronger side in the second half and pressured Brixham in defence, good tagging and support by Stuart Craing and Jamie Dewhirst could not stop Dartmouth pulling away .Brixham lost Bradley McKee for a long period of the second half with a leg injury however this did not stop Alfie Jarvis scoring his third of the game to complete another hatrick performance, the match was finished off by the return of Bradley McKee and a solo try from the restart cutting through the Dartmouth defence to cap a very good show from both teams.
Kingsbridge 6 Brixham 7
A close encounter for the first meeting of the two sides, Bradley McKee started with a well worked try stepping inside the opposing teams defence, support and well timed passes from Marley Tyler and Harry Williams made for the second Brixham try also scored by Bradley McKee once again spotting the gap and stepping inside the defence. Kingsbridge gathered themselves well and led at the break 4-3 with Ben Mortimer the other try scorer for Brixham after spotting a gap in the oppositions defence and taking full advantage.
A rejuvenated Brixham side pressured well in the second half however it was Kingsbridge who scored the first two tries of the half , Lucas Haines first on the sheet for Brixham with a well timed run from well within his own half finishing close to the touchline and doing well under pressure from the defence. Bradley McKee then completed his hatrick with one of his trademark runs taking on the whole defence and cutting through with pace and skilful dummies, Lucas Haines then completed his hatrick with two further tries up the touchline to secure a 7-6 win for a Brixham side who showed patience and good understanding of the laws.
Bradley McKee, Jamie Dewhirst and Alfie Jarvis all picked up injuries during the matches but continued to show the spirit of the team by playing to the full.
Sunday 7th December 2008
Brixham 7 Dartmouth 13
Bright sunshine was a bonus on a winter's weekend, three teams playing a round robin, first up Brixham verses Dartmouth. A first half evenly contested with good runs by both teams and strong tagging skills from Dartmouth ended in a 4 - 5 score line at the break, Brixhams tries coming from Bradley McKee (2) , Alfie Jarvis and Jamie Dewhirst with his first try of the season.
The second half saw the introduction of some new faces for the Brixham side, and with a period of settling in and some handling errors from the home side Dartmouth played some skilful rugby and took control of the second half pulling away to be eventual winners 13 -7. Alfie Jarvis added to his first half try whilst Bradley McKee continued to impress with his darting runs to add two more tries, the game belonged to Dartmouth as they showed good all-round skills and strong tagging in the second half, a below par performance from the Brixham side against recent results , however the determination and enjoyment was still ever present and new faces in the team is always a good sign.
Brixham 7 Newton Abbot 9
The second game of the day for Brixham was better contested; however as the home team had many more players than the visitors the consistency of the performance was not always up to the normal standard with so many changes, again a first half evenly matched was played with Alfie Jarvis scoring two more tries taking his total to 4 tries for the day, Bradley McKee then took over the mantle and scored two more in the first half and completed his personal tally by adding a further 3 in the second half taking his total to 9 tries for the day.
A strong second half from Newton Abbot was played as they collected dropped balls from the home side and scored some flowing tries; Harry Williams ran the ball at the Newton side on many occasions and was unlucky not to cross, a spirited display from Brixham could not stop the final score of 9-7 in favour of Newton Abbot.
Sunday 23rd November
Salcombe 6 Brixham 7
Strong winds and occasional downpours made for challenging conditions for the first meeting of the two sides. Six- a- side was the format and this left one rolling replacement for Brixham.
Brixham struck from the whistle with Ben Mortimer running in a try whilst the home side were still in the changing rooms , a half of even play and good defence from both sides resulted in a 4 -3 lead for Brixham at the half time break , two tries from Bradley McKee and one from the improving Alfie Jarvis were the other scorers .Salcome remained strong in the second half but Brixham were up to the challenge, after a number of disallowed tries for Brixham Harry Williams made some skilful breaks and with great support from all the side Bradley McKee added to his tally with a further 3 tries, two of which were the full length of the pitch to take his scores to 5 for the game Brixham were eventual winners 7 - 6.
Brixham's play was greatly improved in support and tagging, Marley Tyler was hard to pass all game whilst Hayden Williams and Jamie Dewhirst both had a high tag count.
Salcombe 3 Brixham 8
A second game was played and Brixham were now in full flow with Harry Williams starting the scores, then a superb display of determination by Marley Tyler to score two, Bradley McKee finished off the first half to lead 4-0 at the break .Salcome regrouped well in the second half but Marley Tyler showed great running ability up the wing as he was not going to be without his first hatrick. Great defensive skills were shown by Jamie Dewhirst and Marley Tyler showed his skill in diving tags to the full, Alfie Jarvis then took over in a spirited show running in two tries in as many minutes and a great display was finished off by one more from Bradley McKee to cap a great days play from all of the Brixham side who played as a team and are developing week by week .
Sunday 16th November 2008
BRIXHAM v STONEHOUSE SHARKS
Sunlight and good all-round conditions greeted both teams as they lined up for the first encounter between the two clubs, however the pitch was still showing signs of the recent weather. The agreed format was for 7 a side with 3 rolling replacements for each side.
Brixham started at pace running in 2 quick tries however Stonehouse soon regrouped and a very even first half gave a scoreline of 4-3 in favour of Brixham, after the break Brixham took control on a pitch that was cutting up in the middle and pressed home with some excellent support play to be eventual victors 9-4, the home side showed a good understanding of the laws and good defensive tagging was a strong point for Stonehouse.
Bradley McKee scored the first 4 tries for Brixham then Harry Williams , Marley Tyler and Alfie Jarvis all got on the score sheet whilst Bradley McKee scored a further 2 tries to take his tally to 6 for the game. Great tagging skills were shown by Hayden Williams and Jamie Dewhurst, with strong support play from all Brixham players led by Harry Williams and Bradley McKee who scored the try of the match in a great team move involving 5 of the 7 players on the pitch, Ben Mortimer and Lucas Haines were in good support all game and Stuart Craing showed the spirit of the team with a much improved performance.
A second game was played with the same spirit and enthusiasm as the first, this was a much closer game with both sides using more regular substitutions, the game was very even and ended up in a 7-7 draw that was a good reflection of the play .Try scorers for Brixham were Harry Williams with 2 tries, a first hatrick for Alfie Jarvis and a further 2 tries from Bradley McKee to take his total to 8 tries for the day.
Both games showed a positive development for the Brixham side who are improving on a weekly basis and are benefiting from the commitment they are showing towards training and playing.
Sunday 9th November 2008
TEIGNMOUTH v BRIXHAM
An entertaining morning was had by all despite the gale force winds and torrential downpour that started as the first whistle blew, eight a-side was the agreed format and Brixham had the most of the first half leading 4-3 at half time, on a pitch that was showing the signs of the weather Teignmouth had a strong second half and were eventual winners 7-5.
Try scorers for Brixham were Bradley McKee with 3 tries and a further 2 by Harry Williams, good tagging skills were shown by Alfie Jarvis, Hayden Williams and Jamie Dewhurst whilst strong support play was provided by Lucas Haines, Marley Tyler and Stuart Craing, a good display by both teams in the conditions.