Sidmouth U9's off to a flying start

24 February 2013

Sidmouth vs Exmouth

It was a bitterly cold, raw day with the odd flake of snow in the grey sky. 

Game 1
Sidmouth got off to a flying start with Jimmy Brett weaving his way through the Exmouth players to score a try in the opening seconds of the game. Siddy looked quite a different team from the one they had been last week, their tails were up and they were hungry for victory. Blistering play saw Sidmouth move the ball using the full width of the pitch. By half time the scores were Sidmouth 4 – Exmouth 3. 

Going into the second half we knew we had to tighten our tackling and up our game to a new level to secure victory. We scored 6 tries in the second half to Exmouth’s 4. Particular note goes to Ollie Brealy who waved his fist in the air in celebration before crossing the try line to score. Other try scorers included George Manley, Max Meyer, Big Jim Allen and George Taylor. 
Final score Sidmouth 10 – Exmouth 7. 

Game 2
The second game saw further improvement in the performance of the plucky Sidmouth side as we crystallised our superiority over our opponents. The game got off to a frustrating start with George Manley and Jimmy Brett denied tries as they mistook a line on the pitch for the try line. Unperturbed, we pushed home our advantage and pummelled Exmouth by 8 points to 4. 
Try scorers George Taylor, Ollie Brealy, Noah Innes-Kruger, Rueben Bennett and an impressive 3 from George Manley.

It was great to see the team gel and show great talent. They are using players in a strategic and well thought out way. The only area of weakness we showed today was commitment to the tackle. All in all two great wins for the Siddy team.