Sidmouth 2nd team 43 South Molton 1st team 5

The Quin's secured a impressive victory over the visiting team from Mid Devon. The home side scored within 5 minutes of the kick off, Lewis Tollerfield ran in from the 22, brushing away, for attempts to bring him down. Ben Pratt converted. Wade Cooper at openside, put in a massive tackle count throughout the game, often turning defence into attack. Dom Hawke was next on the scoresheet following quick clean ball from a lineout. Sidmouth had the lions share of possession, with most of the play in the visitors half. A scrum on the 10 metre line allowed Steve Trim to put Scott Davies in up the blindside for try number three. A quick tap penalty from Trim who combined with Ben Norcombe took play up to the 5 metre line, before Sidmouth were peanalised for holding on.The front row of Martin Keywood, Neil Barrett and Luke Knight were instrumental in providing a solid platform. From a scrum No 8, Dan Prettyjohn managed to weave his way over, Pratt adding the extra two points. On a rare foray into Sidmouths 22 Molton were awarded a scrum, Neil Barrett took the ball against the head, Scott Davies recieved and made inroads to the halfway line, Molton were caught offside at the ruck, Steve Trim, once again set off quickly, beating the covering defence to dot down under the posts, Ben Pratt duly, made the half time score 31- 0. Being a non leauge game, replacements were made, Sam Cummins and Dan Russell replacing Ben Norcombe and Dom Hawke. Will Gater at full back used his kicking skills to clear massivly back into Molton's terrirorty. Twice easy scoring chances were not taken with threeman overlaps being ignored. Josh Reed came on for the impressive Ben Pratt, playing his first senior game at stand-off, Will Holland replaced Neil Barrett at hooker and Hakim Bakrim swapped roles with the hardworking Ryan Davies. Another blind side break from Steve Trim who put Sam Cummins away who in turn fixed the last man to put Trim in for a well earnt try, Josh Reed added the two points. Martin Keywood scored next showing tremendous strength from 5 metres out, taking three defenders with him. Bakrim and Holland combined well to stop a certain try for the visitors, who had the last say on the game scoring after some feeble attempts at tackling from the home side. Steve Trim and Wade Cooper were the pick of a good all round team performance. However back to Merit Table action this week, away to Devonport Services 2nd string a very tough encounter.