Powered through for victory over Topsham

15:42 23 November 2012

Topsham RFC Colts 3

Sidmouth RFC Colts 31

Sidmouth’s Colts continued their fine form in the East Devon Merit Table with a fine win over arch-rivals Topsham – although they sometimes made unnecessary hard work for themselves, writes Jack Colwill.

The game started tightly, with both sides plagued by marginal errors which disrupted the flow of the game.

The sides traded penalties before Luke Wells-Burr was put over in the corner after a fine pass from Jay Wright, kicker Ben Ward maintaining his impressive record with the conversion. Dan Rugg continued his impressive start to the season with another dynamic performance, and Jonny Youngman again dominated the line-out, racking up three steals in the first 10 minutes alone.

It remained 10-3 until half-time, with Sidmouth seemingly struggling against a committed Topsham defence.

After the break, Sidmouth started to move through the gears. Gavin Pearson was rampant in the loose, and George Locke had an impressive game in the centres, carrying the ball well. Sidmouth found a second try when James Dyer carved through the line superbly to score under the posts. While Sidmouth still struggled with errors, they managed to find a third try through a determined drive from Rugg, and an excellent line from Fin Cawthera allowed him to go over for the bonus-point try. All conversions were successful, from Ward, 2, and Wright.

This was an impressive win for a confident Colts side, against a side that was more organised and impressive than the scoreline might suggest.

However, this will give the Colts a good cushion going into the Devon Merit Table after Christmas, and their defence in particular will give them a lot of cause for optimism going forward.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 12:39
Football generic picture

Ottery St Mary produced a terrific performance to win a pre-season friendly at Beer Albion on Tuesday night.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:38
Rob Baxter with Sidmouth RFCs club captain Dan Retter, head coach Mark Beavis and chairman Lester Wilmington.

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter was the guest of honour for a Question and Answer Evening at Sidmouth RFC, writes Daniel Goddard.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:38
Golf generic picture

The scoring in this week’s Monday’s Charles Stanley Stableford was again, particularly impressive, writes John Barnard.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:38
Exeter Falcons management Rob Doran (left) and Alan Spencer

More than 100 Exeter Falcons fans attended a packed public meeting to hear prospective promoters Rob Doran and Alan Spencer announce that they had found a site for a new track, writes Tony Lethbridge.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:36
Neil Matson and Vela Fresca leaving Ponta Delgada at the start of the return leg of the Azores and Back race

Two members of the Exe Sailing Club, Neil Matson in Vela Fresca and Jeremy Moore in Redeye, recently completed the famous and well-established Azores and Back Race (AZAB) ocean sailing race.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:35

Exmouth sailor Stevie Morrison has been involved in a race with a difference this past week.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:35
Scorpion racing off Sidmouth

The weather was perfect for the eight boats that took to water for the second of the Sidmouth Sailing Club Taster Plus sessions.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:31
Tennis - generic picture

The Men’s B team played their last match of the season last Thursday against Tiverton at home, writes Kate Truman.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:27
Steve Walker on his way to his highest score for Tipton St John

In a match sponsored by the Kings Arms, Otterton, Tipton were lucky to play Cardiff tourists Mitres as a glorious summer’s day was sandwiched between two very rainy ones in which Sunday’s match against the Met Office was cancelled, writes Phil Wright.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:26

Sidmouth Croquet Club Golf Level Play team travelled to Exeter on Tuesday for a League match and enjoyed a good morning’s play winning three out of four doubles and all four singles games, writes David Butler.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition today E-edition


Devon's trusted business finder