Cullompton 19 Sidmouth 3

Sidmouth put up a much better performance than the previous week. All 18 players stood up to be counted, with the returning Charlie Davis and Ryan Davies excepitonal.

With the forwards winning the very early exchanges, quick ball to George House who chipped and chased, making inroads to Cully's half, causing the home defence to conceed a penalty, Will Dunford struck just wide of the uprights. 2nd team Club Captain Mike Down soon replaced Ben Halford in the front row (twisted ankle in the warm up) as Sidmouth applied the pressure on thier host's, with Scott Davies and Will House going close on a couple of occassions. Will H was soon replaced after straining his quad, Ben Pratt proving more than usefull. Cullompton opend the scoring when a good line was cut by the full back to run in under the posts, successfully converted by the home fly-half. Just before the half finnished Will Dunford slotted a penalty to reduce the arrears.

Lewis Tollerfield recieved the kick off and showed great maturity, in holding on to the ball under intense pressure. With Sid trying to reduce the lead, James Powell, centre, made a super break and was unlucky not to gather his own kick ahead, (Odd shape ball's)!!! Cully increased their lead scoring out-wide following a drop out from Sidmouth. and were bossing the match, great defence kept the home side at bay. A repeat try of the first one gave Cullompton 16 point lead. with 15 mins remaining. Bryn Thomas replaced, Tollerfield, pairing up with Adam Greaves in the row, for the last quarter Sid pressed on the host's 5 metre line and went close a couple of times, Martin Keywood, and Neil Barrett were driven backwards trying to drive over, Ben Pratt was a stride away from picking up a loose ball to fall over the line. Chalie Davis charged down a clearance kick only for the ball to bounce kindly over the dead ball line. Josh Reed also had a very solid game at stand off. If the same attitude can be applied this week at home against Paignton it won't be long before the Quins get back to winning ways.