Teignmouth Vs Sidmouth U7s

This Sunday we travelled across Lyme Bay to Teignmouth RFC who’s ground sits right beside the Teign estuary and to the kids enjoyment the main Penzance to Paddington train line.

On the coldest day of the year so far we had impressive numbers with 20 kids making the journey across the bay. This gave the coaches plenty to do, keeping the kids warm in the freezing temperatures with various warm up games interjected by the frequent distraction of an Intercity 125 courtesy of Great Western passing at great speed beside the pitch.

Teignmouth always provide a very warm welcome and their after match catering fayre is some of the best in the area. However the cold temperatures and the fact that they have a small population to draw form meant Teignmouth were only able to muster a single team compared to Sidmouth’s Pied Piper numbers in attendance.

The result was that we had mixed fortunes across the 6 games played with both sides able to impress with displays of some good basic rugby skills. The end result was the fairest to both sides in a draw , especially with all games being played back to back so that everybody stayed warm on such a cold day.

Sidmouth Player of the day was awarded to Henry Ritchie who provided an entertaining display of precision passing, top rate tagging whilst also sharing the captaincy of the Sidmouth Green team.

Notable play also from Maddie Russell, Elsie Wiltshire, Jack Clarkson and the Burston Brothers Jake and Oscar who teamed up to run in a number of well worked tries.

Our thanks go to Teignmouth RFC for making the day an enjoyable experience for all involved, next week we return to base to our nearest visitors Honiton RFC.