Sidmouth Vs Topsham U11

Sidmouth Under 11s, hosted Topsham on Sunday who turned up with plenty of players allowing two concurrent games to be played.

On the second pitch – Sidmouth were under pressure from the start with Topsham scoring a quick try, there were some strong runs from Will CC and Oliver Mitchell to gain ground but Sidmouth didn’t manage to get off the mark with any tries in the first while Topsham scored a couple more. Sidmouth paid the opposition a little too much respect in the second half and despite some good tackling from Ollie Bond and Owen and Morgan, Sidmouth never quite got on par with the visitors. When the ball went to ground Freddie Roberts and Sam Cole tried to push through the opposition. Despite their best endeavours, heads dropped and they conceded further tries to lose the game 7-0.

When the teams swapped to play the other Topsham team, it was time to reset the dial and get stuck in. The well drilled Topsham team scored the first try showing ball passing and using the width of the pitch. Tom Fletcher and Louis Cornick has chances to have a run at the opposition but were quickly closed down and put under pressure. The Sidmouth boys kept at the task and showed resilience in their defending with Will carrying the ball well when given a little space. At the half time break Sidmouth were 2 scores down, and came back onto the pitch to settle the score. The Topsham team again rotated some players and set off at pace scoring their 3rd try of the game. It was in the final 3rd of the game that Sidmouth pinned the opposition into their own half and kept on some pressure, an unlucky knock on robbed them of a consolation try in the final minutes.