Sidmouth under 10's v Exmouth - away

13th October 2013. A mild, overcast, dampish day.

The Sidmouth team travelled to Exmouth this week, for their second game of the season. After last week’s narrow defeat to Withycombe,  they were determined to set the record straight; although at first appearance you could have been forgiven for not noticing, as they were a bit Sunday morning sloth-like. However, it didn’t take long to quickly whip them into shape with a fast flowing warm-up of touch rugby. The approach meant that the boys were all set for “popping” the ball from the ground and keeping the ball free flowing, rather than being tied up in contested breakdowns. The approach was to pay handsome dividends.

The first game got off to a fairly equal start. Indeed, Exmouth’s not so secret, heavy weight weapon, the “colossus” was to wade through Sidmouth’s defence and then swallow dive to score an earth shuddering try. At the close of the first half it was 2:3 to Exmouth. Sidmouth would have to up their game to stay in contention. And so they did, Exmouth didn’t know it yet but they had scored their final try of the game. Sidmouth however, were to score 5 more without reply from Exmouth.

Game one final score; Exmouth 3, Sidmouth 7.

The scene was set for the second game. Sidmouth pushed home the advantage of their superior play and positively thrashed the, by now somewhat dejected, Exmouth.

The second game a resounding success with a final score line of Exmouth 2, Sidmouth 7.

Whilst not immediately apparent, the coaching team this week decided to employ a “two-team” approach, rather than the constant interchanging being used in the past.  This is largely due to the fantastic numbers we have down this year – allowing us to field TWO FULL TEAMS for every fixture.

In summary the boys played brilliantly. The tries were scored by lots of different players, having been set up by lots of other players. All in all an outstanding team effort, rewarding the plucky Sidmouth players with an impressive and well deserved win.

An excellent Sunday morning’s work. Well done boys!