DEVON COLTS PLATE - QUARTER FINAL, 1st LEG

OKEHAMPTON      27   -   16      SIDMOUTH

 

Okehampton and Sidmouth Colts have some 'history' having shared the county cup last season, so it is  "game on" this weekend at the Blackmore for Sidmouth who entertain Okehampton in the return leg of the Devon Plate quarter-final with an 11 point deficit to make-up. Sidmouth dominated scrum time and finished the game strongly with a line-out catch-and-drive to restrict the Okey lead to just two scores.

Okey were committed and physical but by half time Sidmouth  had a well deserved lead but had to defend an inevitable Okey onslaught with the wind and slope to their advantage.  Okehampton scored a couple of soft tries due to disorganization in the Sidmouth midfield and slack defence off a scrum gave a simple blindside run-in. With some good preparation this week and a number of senior  colts available for the return leg, Sidmouth can look forward to an exciting home game.