CHIEFS SUFFER HEAVY DEFEAT AT WADEBRIDGE

WADEBRIDGE CAMELS  38  v  SIDMOUTH  7

 

This is a game that the Chiefs will want to forget and has consigned them to the bottom of the league with a win yet to be recorded.

 

An inability to retain possession at the breakdown, combined with a litany of handling errors and missed tackles gave Wadebridge scoring opportunities, which they took with relish. An in-form goalkicker converted all five tries and a penalty to add to the misery.

 

Sidmouth started the game brightly enough but promising handling moves faltered as the ball was dropped. In the seventh minute Wadebridge capitalised on a turnover inside their own 22 to set up a length-of-the-field counterattack down the right side for the opening try. Two similar scores followed to make the halftime score 0-21.

 

The game was effectively over as a contest within a minute of the restart, when Wadebridge capitalised on some poor defending to score a bonus point fourth try. A further converted try and a penalty followed before the Chiefs got a consolation score in the closing minutes. Aidan Taylor forced his way over from close range after good approach work by the forwards. Tom Whelan added the conversion.

 

Taylor, along with Nick Mills, Josh Bess and Tom Seward worked hard throughout and were among the few Sidmouth players emerge with credit.