Cullompton Vs Sidmouth U7s

U7 - Chiefs and Vikings

Sunday saw Sidmouth U7s head north to play a number of challenging games against Cullompton RFC at their hilltop Stafford Park Ground. To the back drop a crisp and cold morning Sidmouth bolstered travelling numbers with 23 players attending, most being accompanied by their Dad’s and other siblings while Mum enjoyed a well deserved Mother’s day lie in whilst enjoying a few hours peace and quiet at home. 

With Sidmouth fielding 4 teams, Cullompton likewise were able to muster 2 teams and so a round robin of games was played allowing the coaches to keep the kids warm and let them have maximum game time. Cully have been training hard and definitely turned out to be Sidmouth's best opposition so far this season. With most of their players being a year older than the Sidmouth crew Cullys well drilled and attentive player skills shone through with precision tagging and passing resulting in Cully being able to run in a number of uncontested easy tries against the younger Sidmouth opposition.

However Sidmouth kept their heads held high and their tails up managing to grab a number of tries against the more experienced opponents getting a number of scores on the score sheet in every game played. Tagging was key to prevent Cullys increasing score line with Elliot Allen, Henry Simic along with the Burston boys Oscar and Jake all making try saving tags in defence. As a result of having 4 teams attending we also ran a side game playing Sidmouth “Green” against Sidmouth “Blue” here the sides were more evenly matched with Jay Westlake, Jack Clarkson, Evie Fudge, James Young, Charlie Cole, Arden Chipping and Jonno Fletcher all playing well with good individual and team skills leading to some great well run in tries and a more accurate tagging display. The”West Hill” crew of Zac Dunstan, Noah Helm, Henry Ritchie and Ewan Kirk formed a formidable team adding more tries to the “Green” team scoreboard and showing playmaking action in a match where honours were even.

Players of the week went to the aforementioned Ewan Kirk for his leadership of the team, his racing sidesteps and not giving in or slowing up with his determined running for those Cully tags. 

With all 6 teams playing side by side it was a great spectacle again for junior rugby, overall the contest was a lot of fun and well fought but on this occasion Cully deservedly took the honours of the day. Thanks go to the Cully players and coaches for being great hosts and for providing the Sidmouth lads with an opportunity in having to step up their game when the opposition gets harder,  setting the stage perfectly for next weekend’s trip  along the coast with games against Withycombe RFC in Exmouth.