Sidmouth 2nd xv 23 - Cullompton 2nd xv 18

The Quins started the New year in Great fashion, beating one of the best drilled sides in the merit table.

It didn't bode well for the men in green, Cully were always on the front foot, within 2 minutes knocked over a penalty, and only a pass away from a try. Ben Pratt slotted a penalty to level the scores. The restart, which wasn't dealt with by the home team, fell kindly into the hands of the visiting centre who ran untouched under the post for a easy 5 points the conversion added for a 7 point lead.

Sidmouth's forwards were now on the up and began to dominate the set pieces. resulting in another well struck penalty from Ben Pratt, who was just wide with a long range effort before half time. The second half started in the same manner for the home side, conceding a penalty within 2 minutes. Then the Quins scored their best try of the season so far, a solid scrum, quick pass to the fly half, who receives the ball back on a loop from the inside centre, then misses the out side centre to a fast running full back who trundled in under the posts, Pratt added the extras to level the scores. Will Gater who scored the last try, then went very close with a drop goal from his own 10 metre line.

Halfway through the half both sides were reduced to 14 after a yellow card each, Sidmouth's could have been avoided if a certain player could control himself. James Powell chipped over the defence, Robbie Ross collected and off loaded to the impressive Johnny Hamil to dot down out wide. to give the Quins the lead for the first time. James Powel rounded up a good day for himself by scoring next, before Cullompton scored with final whistle being blown not long after. The Quins were dominant, with the forwards exceptional, don't want to name any of them as all 11 of them were blinding.

Lets hope the Quins can keep the same sort of team for next weeks trip to Paignton.

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