Sidmouth U13s 7 - Withycombe 17

The Green army have faced a tough couple of opening matches recently, meeting stiff opposition during all early fixtures.

Having 'rocked up' straight off the beach this season the lads were stunned into the reality of big pitches, burning lungs and hard ground. But fortunately, with a revamped coaching team in place, the boys have responded brilliantly to some technical coaching and hard graft.

Withycombe were somewhat flattered last Sunday by a Junior ref who was clearly learning the trade to Sidmouth's detriment but our boys scrum and ruck was a thing of great beauty. FJ manfully Captained a group of hard working forwards and new recruit big Joe Elsworth stormed through to best player on the Park with an uncompromising tackling display in defence and scoring our only try in attack. Not to be out done our three quarters are starting to click and posed a threat in every attack. Several new recruits are settling in well and things are looking promising this season.

Report by Craig Morgan