QUINS WIN BIG AT WITHYCOMBE

 

Withycombe 5   Sidmouth Quins 80   

Following on from fine wins away at Honiton and at home to South Molton,  Sidmouth Quins carried momentum forward to Withycombe, running out convincing winners 80 points to 5.

From the outset Sidmouth showed it had the pace and guile in the backs to cause mayhem at will and it was in the first few minutes that flanker Matt James went over for the first of fourteen tries. Centre and skipper Giles Dixon led the team from the front scoring two uncoverted tries in quick succession.

Next Flyhalf Will Dunford dummied his way over scoring under the posts which he then converted.

Early injuries caused disruption to both sides with Withycombe suffering in the backs and Sidmouth in the forwards losing two, unfortunately with only backs on the bench as cover. Withycombe to their credit were never going to capitulate showing enterprise willing to run the ball at every opportunity.

Right wing Mark Oke profited from a long miss pass in the centre to dart over in the corner, Centre Jake Watts rounded off the first half with another well worked unconverted try.

Half Time 32 Nil

 With such a positive score line keeping the concentration going was always going to be difficult but virtually from the restart  bustling dynamic prop Arron Down went over in the corner.

Ex Sidmouth wing Ben West with his pace proved to be Withycombe’s most potent threat, it was his 50 metre run up field and offload which resulted in a deserved try under the posts, the missed conversion summing up their day.

Sidmouth kept the scoreboard ticking over with a third try for Giles Dixon, a second for Jake Watts, Mark Oke and Arron Down.

Johnny Hamill got in on the act joining the line from fullback making the extra man to score wide out, but it was young legs that had the final say, hooker Luke Dix showing his fitness outpacing the defence and his own support to score two late tries both from 40 metres out.

Tom Robbins after some kicking practise got his eye in converting the last four tries, one from the touchline.