Under 11s welcome Topsham

Sidmouth RFC U11's V Topsham

This weeks return to action was at home to Topsham who always provide good opposition.

Despite the early rain and sticky ground by kick off the conditions were ideal for running rugby and what a feast both teams supplied. Pre match we had tried to instil the idea that giving a scoring pass to your team mate was as important, if not more so, than the actual act of scoring, and finally the boys started to understand this with some excellent passages of play seeing the ball passed across the backs on numerous occasions and leading to the first try inside the first couple of minutes. 

The opposition started to get into their stride and early in the second quarter equalised however this just galvanised Sidmouth who after a spell of great ball retention crashed over the line and with the ensuing conversion re took the lead at half time 14 - 7.

The second half saw Topsham wilt somewhat under relentless pressure from The home forwards who tackled everything that moved and with a dominant scrum and line out saw 2 further converted tries putting the result beyond doubt even though the visitors scored with the last play of the game the final score was a well deserved 28 - 12. 

Thanks also to Becca and the rest of the parents for the catering. This is our last match of this year so we would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a great new year,

Mark Williams.