Match Reports

Girls U13 Rugby Festival

Sidmouth hosted its first U13 girls rugby festival on a bright Sunday morning in the marvelous grounds of St Johns school, who were hosting the event. Teams arrived from Exeter Saracens, Cullompton, Crediton, Newton Abbot and Sidmouth to each compete in 4 grueling 10 minute 7 aside matches.
The Sidmouth girls combined with Newton Abbot for their games including eventual Player of the Festival Nayana Aitkein-Smith. The Sidmouth match against Crediton was a closely fought battle that bought tries from Esme Bagwell, Lucy Tanner and Ellie Wood with Crediton narrowly winning 4-3. The Sidmouth try of the match however was scored in the final match vs Exeter Sarries with Cleo Turley repeatedly running at the defense until she finally broke through with an Exeter player hanging  on to her to score.
The match vs Cullompton was played in great spirit from the 2 younger sides in the festival. The ability shown in the side steps and linked running shows that these 2 teams will produce formidable sides as they mature. Both sides showed great pace testing the referee at times to keep up with the game which ended in a 4-4 draw.
The deserved winners were Exeter Saracens red team who even beat Exeter Saracens green team playing with 1 less player. Thanks to the coaches and parents for providing an excellent atmosphere for the girls to really enjoy their rugby and to the referees Mark and Charlie Ross.