Sidmouth RFC U10's V Okehampton

The rain stops and the temperature drops!!

We arrived in Okehampton with the temperature barely above freezing and although the pitch was nice and firm the chill factor took the strength out of everyone there. After 40 minutes warm up waiting for the home side to arrive (their central heating was obviously keeping them indoors!!) we finally managed to start the first match.

Sidmouth got off to an uncharacteristically strong start and raced into a 20 - 0 lead, then, thinking their job was done and it was time to head for the warmth of the club house they let Okehampton back into the game with the half time score being 35 - 25 in favor of Sidmouth.

With a slight change of personal and the introductions of a couple if Sidmouth's big guns the game was steadied and although they still shipped a few tries from lack lusture tackling, hat tricks from Henry Williams, James Nicholls and Charlie McCaig settled the result for Sidmouth.

Finally it was time to take our limbs, scarlet from the cold, inside for a much deserved and needed hot meal and drink just before the frostbite set in!

Very well done to all the boys for keeping going in such cold and please spare a thought for their parents shivering on the touchline.