Exmouth on song

Sidmouth U13s travelled to Exmouth on a bright and balmy Sunday looking to continue their winning form. In an American style musical opening, Exmouth started brightly and quickly had the advantage on a Sidmouth side that was a yard or two off the pace and were duly penalise, particularly in the breakdown. Two early tries from Exmouth and a conversion opened a 12-0 lead. Sidmouth rallied and came close to scoring in the latter stages of the first half but were repeatedly penalised for holding on. The second half saw a stronger start from Sidmouth yet Exmouth continued to win the ball in the rucks and mauls; advantage was quickly restored as they stretched their lead to 17. The last quarter saw Hubble make some critical tackles as Sidmouth played their best rugby, rewarded with a Mead try and Harris conversion. Exmouth sensed the danger and quickly stamped their authority back on the game with a penalty kick. Sidmouth kept pressing and were let down by a few loose passes as overlaps went unrewarded and they were ultimately punished, Exmouth sealing the game with an impressive interception try to finish 27-7.