U16's biggest game of the season so far

Sidmouth 17  Cullompton 14

This was the biggest game of the season so far, the last time the sides met it was a draw. Sidmouth started really well, forcing the pace and pressure on to Cullompton with some accurate kicking by Tom Counsell followed by aggressive tackling particularly in the mid field by Angus Eaton and Will Counsell. This style of play forced Cullompton into mistakes which Sidmouth capitalised upon scoring two quality tries scored by Joe Cox and then Jamie Walker in the first half. The second half saw Cullompton come back into the game, sidmouth worked hard all around the pitch with team captain Aaron Bagwell leading from the front, combining well with David Chan at number 8 who made valuable yards in attack as well as massive impact hits in defence.

Cullompton fought back with two tries of their own, although the grounding of one was dubious. Sidmouth regained their composure and strength and piled pressure on the Cullomptom half for the last 10 mins, Max Moore who played in various positions throughout the game took a great high ball at full back, made a great penatrative kick deep into the Cullompton half, from this attack a penalty was awarded, which despite great pressure was ably kicked by Tom Counsell to seal the victory. A tense finish of a great game between two fierce rivals...but rightly won by Sidmouth who take top spot in the league table.

U16 team 2013