Classy Colts cruise past Cully

Cullompton RFC Colts                     0

Sidmouth RFC Colts                         75


                Sidmouth’s Colts fully justified their position at the top of the East Devon League with a convincing win over a nonetheless determined and committed Cullompton side.

                Sidmouth started with the upper hand, with their initial attacks looking threatening, particularly in the wide areas. The pack quickly established dominance at the set-pieces, which helped to set a solid platform. The scoring was opened when Luke Wells-Burr went over out wide, and the floodgates seemed to open at that point as Sid raced into a 35-0 half-time lead, tries coming from Wells-Burr again, George Locke (2) and Charlie Cotton, Ben Ward continuing his superb form with the boot with the successful conversions. The forwards maintained their dominance as well, with Jonny Youngman prominent at the line-out and Mike Bond rampant in the loose.

                The second half saw Sidmouth maintain their dominance, although to their credit Cully kept going and did not give up until the final whistle, making Sidmouth work for everything they got. Tries in the second half came from Cotton, Ward, Olly Blyth, Fin Cawthera, James Dyer and a hat-trick try for Wells-Burr, Ward converting all but one. Dan Rugg had a prominent game in the pack, as did John Pares, and George Stoner impressed in attack and defence when he came on. One of the most pleasing things from a Sidmouth perspective is a clean sheet, which Cully certainly made them work for, maintaining the consistently strong defence the Colts have shown this year.

                The Colts can take a lot of positives from this win to take into next week’s game, a top-of-the-league showdown with rivals Topsham.