Colts win with improved scrummaging performance

Tiverton Colts   0   -   39   Sidmouth Colts


Firstly congratulations to Colts Harry Rumens, Jake Tansley and Joe Herbert who all played for the Sidmouth 2nd XV and each took a big step in their rugby development.  Going forward this season the coaches aim to play more colts in the 2nd XV so they are well prepared for the transition to the adult game. On Saturday the Sidmouth Colts went through to the business end of the Devon Plate with a victory against a Tiverton side who were committed and worthy opposition over the two legs.

This win was possible with a much improved scrummaging performance, lead by Sam Carlisle and Christian Edbrooke in the second row, and impressive concentration and commitment in defence to contain Tiverton around the fringes of the breakdown. Astley Jones had another good game at scrum half and the Sidmouth midfield of Goddard, Locke and the impressive Reid worked well. As the game progressed Sidmouth improved and ended-up comfortable winners. Tries were scored by Cotton [3], Reid [2] and flankers Horne and Hansford.