Sidmouth V Barnstaple U16s

 

Sidmouth 17  - Barnstable 41

Sidmouth lost a bruising battle against a sizeable Barnstable opposition in the first round of the cup at Blackmore. Barnstable played to their strengths from the off with a strong forward performance and well drilled moves that gave them a series of penetrating tries. Barnstable also shut down very well and frustrated any open play from the normally expansive Sidmouth.

When they did get the chances, Sidmouth capitalised and gained ground with tries from Ethan Mead (2) and a well worked kick from George Harris that and the nippy Toby Degruchy carried over well. Sidmouth will need to learn from this encounter when they next meet Barnstable in the league.