Before the main event, the David Turner Memorial Cup meeting between the club’s first XVs, the respective 2nd XVs provided a thoroughly entertaining curtain-raiser that Sidmouth won 43-14, writes Terry O’Brien.
Despite the many alternative bank holiday attractions, a large crowd turned out at the Blackmore Field for a cracking local derby between Sidmouth and Honiton that saw both clubs playing their final games in preparation for the competitive season, which starts on Saturday (September 2), writes Terry O’Brien.
A good crowd was in attendance for what proved to be an entertaining holiday game between Sidmouth Quins and a team selected from the Ottery St Mary area with the ‘home’ team winning, scoring 42 points to the Otters’ 28, writes Terry O’Brien.
A lacklustre start proved costly to the Chiefs in a close and exciting game, the result of which was more important to Tiverton, who needed the win to be sure of avoiding relegation; the Mid Devon side winning 32-30, writes Terry O’Brien.
Sidmouth Chiefs slipped to their fourth consecutive home defeat, in which they have conceded an average of 34 points, going down 48-16, enabling St Austell to leapfrog them into seventh place in the league, writes Terry O’Brien.