Sid U11 Sparkle in Spring Sunshine

Sidmouth U11s travelled to Topsham on Sunday in perfect rugby conditions and continued their recent good form.  Playing up the significant slope Sid scored first, but then spent the bulk of the first quarter defending as their hosts dominated proceedings, scoring two tries in the process.  Parity was achieved in the second quarter, though, as Sid improved their tackling and rucking, scoring two well-deserved tries while conceding one.  With injuries causing disruption and again playing uphill Sid came under real pressure in the third quarter, but their resolute defence, strong running and excellent support play enabled them to score twice to match their opponents in what was now becoming a high-scoring match.  Turning around once more for the last quarter, Sidmouth then hit their straps.  With scrums and line outs now functioning well and dominance at the breakdown established Sid were able to put together some flowing rugby, running in four further tries while conceding none.  Congratulations to the whole team for working hard and producing another impressive performance, and credit to both teams for contributing to such a fine match.