Under 8's away at Exmouth

Sidmouth U8s

Another glorious Sunday to be playing rugby, for our U8 teams away at Exmouth. Having had a strong performance against Withycombe the previous week we anticipated another close encounter.
We saw a slightly different line-up to the U8’s from the previous week and less experience, but that certainly did show in the performance and results. Taylor Whitehead and Luca Manning were joined by a new line-up of Charlie, Oliver, Archie, Tom & Ned.
 
After a good warm-up the guys were eager to launch into their first game. Some fantastic straight running by Luca Manning backed up by some excellent support play saw the first tries. Charlie Brock screaming orders to his fellow team mates saw the Exmouth attack repelled.  Fresh into the U8’s Oliver stormed through the competition with ease. The second half continued in the same vain with Ned, Oliver, Charlie & Luca picking up more tries. Ending the first game at 8 – 6 to Sidmouth.
 
The guys were still full of energy when it was came to game two. Another strong start saw more tries for Sidmouth. Newcomer Archie increased is tally to two.  The guys were in unstoppable form and finished the second game 10 – 7 to Sidmouth.

Sidmouth U7/U8s Girls team vs Exmouth

It was a victorious first outing of the season at Exmouth for the combined u7/u8 Sidmouth ALL girls team.  The skills of  Daisy , Annabel, and the two Ellies, Sidmouths seasoned players, gelled well with the enthusiasm and energy of the younger newcomers Tilly, May, Georgia & Harriet in two tense and exciting games.  The first game proved the girls dominance over the Exmouth boys running out 8 -4 winners.  The second game required much more effort, and after a slow start there was dramatic change of pace after half time to come through victorious 8 – 7 against Exmouth’s mixed team.  Special mention for some astounding sprinting to Ellie W. and for massive valour tagging huge opposition by tiny newbie Harriet.  Well done to all the girls for a great turnout and performance.