U16's Double Header

Sidmouth U16'S 26 Bideford 5
 
Sidmouth took a strong squad to this double header league and plate quarter final game. The weather in terms of the wind was a distinctive factor in the way both teams played. In the first half, sidmouth playing into the wind tried to keep the ball in hand as much as possible. Some great hooking by Henry Thomas ensured the backs had plenty of ball, Angus Eaton at outside centre gained distance on each powerful run he made, with only some last ditch tackling from Bideford prevented him from scoring in the first half.
 
The forwards, particularly in the scrum worked well, consistently winning ball, Max Moore at flanker was outstanding throughout the game, his consistently high work rate ensuring any threats in and around the breakdown were snuffed out. The second half, with a very strong wind in Sidmouth's favour allowed for the introduction of the kicking game, with some great kick chase putting the Bideford full back under pressure, Will Counsell increased the score line with a great try following some swift handling, and Angus Eaton finally got the try he deserved in the last few minutes of the game. Sidmouth battled hard against a well organised Bideford side, but now progress to the semi-finals.