Solid performance

Sidmouth U13s christened their 2012/3 kit courtesy of sponsors Everys Solicitors and The Exeter Hip Foundation with a dominant performance against a depleted Exeter Chiefs. Sportingly donating two players in rotation, Sidmouth opened strongly, securing quick tries through Perez and Reed. A sustained period of excellent recycling, handling and supporting play from throw in to wing saw Perez secure further points as Sidmouth kept pressing high up the pitch. A timely release from a persistent Reed to the diminutive Harris saw further points on the board. Hubble rounded off the half in style with a long run and a flamboyant try; with two conversions Sidmouth went in 29-0 up. Mindful of losing the momentum last week in similar circumstances, the coaches impressed the need to stay focussed and maintain pressure in the second half. Predictably, the Chiefs started forcefully but the Sidmouth forwards soaked up the pressure and a determined Lowe got a deserved try to stamp Sidmouths’ authority back on the match. A brace from blisteringly fast Mead coupled with two conversions saw a resounding 46-0 victory for the boys.