Sidmouth 22 Frampton Cotterill 7

On a damp Devon day Sidmouth produced some scintillating Rugby. From the Kick off Wright secured the ball, passed it to Hill, who off loaded to Nick J-G , who dived over. This, though  did not reflect how evenly matched these teams were.  The defence was incredible from Sidmouth, who were under the cosh for most of the first half. Pearce and Hughes were outstanding in particular, but so too were the whole team and this really was a squad effort. Twice Frampton crossed the line, but were thwarted once by Robinson, who managed to wriggle under the ball and secondly when Allen tackled the Frampton player over the line and forced a knock on. It was from a penalty that Framton finally scored, which gave them a 7-5 lead at half time.  In the second half Sidmouth stepped it up a gear and started to dominate. Innes-Kruger kicked ahead for Brian to chase. He secured the ball brilliantly and quick hands saw the ball passed to Smith on the wing, who dived over.  From the kick off Moore went on an inspired run. The support play was superb and quick recycling saw the ball out wide to Hankin who finished off well. Allen converted. The final try was a massive team effort , the scrum mauled their way to the line and Davies found a gap to squeeze through to score. This was an excellent advertisement for rugby. The young ref was great and the whole team played with tremendous heart and a lot of skill. Well done to all.