QUINS ON FORM AGAINST TOURIST FAWLEY

SIDMOUTH QUINS  31  v  FAWLEY  12

 

In the final game of the season at the Blackmore Field, the Quins produced one of their best performances to beat touring side Fawley from Hampshire.

 

The Quins were in control in the early stages and took the lead in the tenth minute, when Ryan Davies broke from the base of a scrum just inside the Fawley 22 and put Josh Ledger in space. The scrum half sidestepped the full back on his way to the line. The try was converted by Tom Robbins.

 

Midway through the half, the visitors equalised, when the inside centre made a clean break following a scrum on the Sidmouth 22. He touched down near the posts for the fly half to add the conversion.

 

Sidmouth regained the lead, when Josh Ledger darted over on the blindside of a ruck for his second score. The try was unconverted.

 

Play went from end to end for the remainder of the half but the score remained 12-7 at the break.

 

Five minutes into the second half, the Quins increased their lead from scrum possession on the Fawley 10 metre line. Ben Salter made the initial break before Mark Oke outpaced the cover to the line. The conversion attempt was unsuccessful.

 

Dan Colson increased the lead following a set move from another scrum inside the Fawley half. The outside centre ran a great angle to cut through the defensive line before touching down near the posts. Tom Robbins converted.

 

Fawley reduced the arrears with an unconverted try after a good period of pressure inside the Sidmouth 22. The number seven finished things off with a strong run after the defence had been stretched.        

 

The Quins reasserted themselves and completed the scoring, when Ollie Shaw latched onto a loose ball from a Fawley lineout to burst forward. He was tackled just short of the line but Aaron Down was on hand to pick up and dive over. Tom Robbins kicked the conversion.