Powered through for victory over Topsham

PUBLISHED: 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

07:39

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies III were 4-0 winners when they took on Winscombe IV in a Sedgemoor Division Two game.

Read more
07:37

It was the final Sunday of the winter playing season and this is marked by the playing of the John Griffiths trophy, writes John Barnard.

Read more
07:37

Taunton host their Lifeboats Go Racing Meeting on Thursday March 30th when the first of the six races on the card which includes two Class 3 events and carries a very generous prize money total of £46,000, goes to post at 2pm.

Read more
07:37

Sidmouth Town went down to a 2-0 floodlit defeat at Newton Abbot Spurs on Wednesday night.

Read more
07:37

Ottery St Mary have set a date for their Grandisson Cup quarter-final tie at Axmouth United.

Read more
07:36

Sidmouth Running Club members Kate Marriott and Toby Garrick were involved last weekend at the English Schools Cross Country Championships held in Norwich, Norfolk, writes Toby Garrick.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:14

Ottery St Mary’s Tom Simmons has just returned from a two week tour of South Africa with the Devon Under-15 team, writes Hannah Wright.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:56

The Exe to Axe race is just over a week away, writes Terry Bewes.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:54

Sidmouth Warriors Under-11s saw off Dawlish at St Johns, beating the South Devon side 4-1 in an Exeter and District Youth League match.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:53

This weekend’s point-to-point, run by the Lamerton Hunt and due to be staged at Kilworthy near Tavistock, is off, writes Donna Harris.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Useful Links

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

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications