Sidmouth 34:17 Exmouth

In the first half Sidmouth got off to a slow start. Early on, a good catch and drive from their line-out gave Exmouth the first try. Pressure on Sidmouthcontinued and a further try was scored by the Exmouth no 9. SIdmouthteamwork improved and Lau finally made it over the try line to score for SidmouthHowever, a loose ball from Sidmouth soon afterwards gave Exmouth the opportunity to intercept and they scored an impressive third try under the posts and the first conversion of the match. Sidmouth regrouped to work their way down the field and a good line-out gave Pearce the opportunity to score .Sidmouth went from strength to strength and with a pick and drive from the scrum, Barnett scored Sidmouth’s third try just as the first half ended. But Exmouth were still ahead on points at 17:15

In the second half, with their new found momentum, Sidmouth got off to a determined start. The front row were working well with Hughes and Chugg-White providing a strong platform for Davies’ hooking skills. A Sidmouthpenalty was taken quickly and an early try in the first minutes of the second half by Chugg-White put Sidmouth ahead. A conversion by Allen consolidated this points advantage. Another scrum near the Exmouth try line and scrum- half Davies scored a neat pick and go try which was also converted. Exmouth put pressure on the Sidmouth defence but some good kicking got Sidmouth out of danger. Hard work and good running lines from Dix placed Sidmouth in a good field position and Barnett scored his second try. Sidmouth defence remained solid to deny Exmouth a further score and the match ended 34:17