Under 12s in Fine Form

SRFC U12’s Sunday 11th October 2009
Sidmouth U12s 63 Honiton U12s 0

This proved to be a far easier encounter than the previous week at Okehampton. The Sidmouth pack were on top from the word go and provided great ball for the Sidmouth backs to exploit their superior speed and strength. The return of Tom Counsell provided the power to Sidmouth’s mid field to blast through Honiton’s defence.

Honiton never gave up and their forwards charged into Sidmouth’s defence all morning, but were brought to ground by great tackling from Henry Thomas, Lucan Horsnell and Jack Bevans. The half back pairing of Aaron Bagwell and Sam Cavin were pulling the strings and the back line of Tom Counsell, Harry Lovell, Jack Scrivens, Edward Oswald and Billy Collin looked like they could score whenever they had the Ball.

Every kick off was fielded cleanly and great ball presentation, from Toby Lee in particular, set up quick ruck ball well won by Jerome Blackburn and Theo Headon. The Sidmouth squad policy meant many changes in personnel; with the introduction of Ashley Baker, Charlie Norris, William Thomas, Tom Thorne, Finley Stone, Connor Woodhouse, Benn Cook, Lewis Roberts and Edward Polley. However with regular game time for all, we saw no drop in intensity and the tries continued to flow.

Honiton had some very spirited runners who kept going through the entire game and were within inches of breaking through on many occasions and I’m sure their coaches were proud of their efforts.

The only disappointment of the day was the right hand touch judge’s failure to keep up with play - something to do with a loss of glasses was the excuse when he was chastised by the referee.