Sidmouth Under 14's romp home

SCORE: Sidmouth 41 Exmouth 12

Captain Zak Robinson

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An incredibly beautiful sunny day at Sidford saw a convincing win for the Sidmouth Under 14's, despite the slippery, wet conditions for handling and underfoot. From the off we were on the attack with a positively superb run from Nick Johnson-Graves who sadly failed to score but a try from Tom Kennaugh, converted by Will Counsell stood us almost immediately at 7 -0. Soon after, Brian Lao, diving for Sidmouth, produced another. Had he not dropped the ball on the line, Max Moore would have increased the score. Exmouth's Andrew Wheeler came back with a converted try making the score 12 - 7, but Will Counsell's endeavours produced another, and his conversion helped us to a 19 - 7 lead.

Several changes at half time produced more of the same for Sidmouth; "shelling" and "peas" sprang to mind!.... Charlie Wright, powering over produced another, whilst a super contribution from Lorcan Hankin brought the 29 - 7 score line. A second attempt created a successful try by Max Moore, converted by Charlie Wright and followed by an unconverted try, Will Down happily increased the score further. A last minute try from the opposition produced a final score of 41 - 12 to Sidmouth. Dominant more or less throughout, an encouraging performance prior to our Italian Rugby Tour next week!

By Jane Pepper