Quins entertained touring side

Sidmouth 2nd  31  Old Wheatleyans XV 30

Sidmouth Quins entertained touring side Old Wheatleyans on Easter Saturday, fortunately the sun decided to make a rare appearance which added to what proved to be an open flowing encounter. The Quins started brightly within 5 minutes a typical direct charge from centre Stuart Bickerstaff saw him score wide out Fly Half Ben Ward converting; from then on play was end to end.

Old Wheats scored 2 team tries in quick succession on 18 and 20 minutes, but it was the Quins who finished the half the stronger as Ben Ward kept the backs moving with Full Back James Dyer liking the firm going joining the line at every opportunity to make the extra man. Wing Adam Squance capitalized on a well worked overlap to score, Ben Ward again converting. On Half time Hooker Daren Sainsbury took one against the head allowing No8 James Salter the space to score an unconverted try.

Half Time 19 – 10

Prop Tony Martin opened the scoring, driving over for an unconverted try following a break deep in his own half by the impressive George Locke, playing with the slope the Quins might have thought Old Wheats late night exploits might start to tell, but far from it, they were never going to fold, gaining the upper hand by scoring 4 unconverted tries, for a 6 point lead, luckily they left their kicker at home.

The Quins had the final say at full time their last sweep down field saw Stuart Bickerstaff score his second try again Ben Ward adding the extras. A big thanks must go to Roger Goulding for propping for Old Wheats making it a competitive and entertaining fixture.