Under 12s Win at Okes

SRFC U12’s Sunday 4th October 2009
Okehampton U12s 7 Sidmouth U12s 28

I’m sure most of the Sidmouth forwards will agree that this was a hard fight with Sidmouth struggling to deal with a much heavier Oke pack. The match started well for Sidmouth with multi phases of play from good rucks leading to an overlap for the backs which was well put away by Sam Cavin. Sidmouth crossed the line twice more, only for the ref to be unsighted and unable to award a try. Oke crossed the line themselves but again the ref was unsighted and no try was awarded. Sidmouth scored again when Angus Eaton strolled in unopposed thanks to good forward work and vision from the half backs. Oke replied immediately as the kick off took a wicked bounce which was pounced on to score.

Sidmouth replied in similar fashion with Billy Collin pouncing on his own kick off to restore the two try lead. The Sidmouth pack then gained the upper hand to finish the stronger with man of the match Aaron Bagwell taking advantage of a powerful drive from a five yard scrum to break up the blind side to score. The match certainly showed up some areas of play which need a lot of work but it also showed what a great squad ethic we have with all the coaches agreeing that every player had played their part in this hard fought victory. Well done to you all we are off to a winning start but you need to concentrate on the basic skills being taught at training so that we can improve our performance.

On a funnier note the team have decided that although Derek Blackburn’s tightrope walking skills leave a lot to be desired his tumbling skills are exemplary (Derek tripped over the safety rope and tumbled down the bank onto the pitch - he was unscathed).