GALLERY: Devon Schools' U15s end their season on a high against Cornwall
DEVON Schools’ Under-15s ended their campaign on a high with two victories over Cornwall at Launceston on Sunday.
The Devon A team ran out 47-12 winners, while the B side triumphed 29-26 at Polson Bridge.
The A side’s impressive victory came after they went behind after just four minutes, but they hit back instantly when scrum-half Charlie Passmore took a quick tap penalty and ran in from 22 metres to score.
That was followed six minutes later by a try from fly-half Oliver Hicks, who ran in from the halfway line after a good turnover.
Cornwall scored an interception try to go 12-10 ahead but the rest of the match belonged to Devon.
The Green and Whites scored two more tries before half-time through flanker Levi Richards and a stunning one from prop Tom Gulley, who ran in from 35 metres.
Devon scored within 30 seconds of the restart when number eight Ethan Drew showed good strength to touch down.
Gulley then added a second before replacements Adam Tanner and Ben Pitts showed pace and power to score on the left. The final word went to centre Ben Chaffey, who ran in down the wing to complete the scoring.
In the B match, Devon went 29-5 up in the first half but then found themselves hanging on in the second period.
Lock Logan Williams-Woolley put the visitors ahead on 11 minutes before that was followed by three tries in eight minutes.
Full-back Charlie Putt scored two of them before centre Mitch Fisher finished off a great break down the middle. Callum Rogers converted that effort.
Cornwall responded with a try from close range before winger Rogers went over in the corner for Devon and scrum-half Sam Palmer added the conversion.
But the game changed at half-time and Cornwall scored three tries in eight minutes to close to within three points with 12 minutes to go.
Both teams had chances before Cornwall got a penalty right on the try line with seconds left. But Devon dug deep to keep their opponents out and secure the win.