Sidmouth Under-7s impress in latest action

PUBLISHED: 14:46 23 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:06 23 November 2017




On the same weekend England played Australia, and Exeter played Harlequins, arguably the main event of the weekend was Sidmouth Rugby Football Club U7s verses Cullompton U7s at the Sidford playing fields, writes Simon Dunstan.

In perfect playing conditions, Sidmouth’s large squad of 18 players fielded four sides, while Cullompton were able to field two strong sides from the eight players that travelled the short distance down the M5.

A series of games were played, giving each of the four Sidmouth sides the opportunity to test their skills against each of the Cullompton outfits.

In the early stages, Cullompton looked strong in attack with a number of useful players who have clearly been working on running lines and evasion techniques.

Sidmouth soon realised that strong defensive performances were required, and some great tagging from Mathew Farrington-Smith, Seb Galling, Ruben Willis and Sam Bennett kept the Sidmouth sides within touching distance.

As the games progressed, Sidmouth’s defensive systems tightened up allowing for some free flowing rugby and some great tries from the Sidmouth youngsters, with Otto Greifenberg, William Smart, Harry Matchett and Alistair Gibson showing strong running skills of their own to cross the whitewash on numerous occasions.

With commendable effort from all involved, special mentions must be made for Ethan Thomas, who took part in his first competitive games of rugby, and to Jake Thomas, whose performance and attitude stood out to earn him the coaches’ Player of the Week award.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 15:11

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s third team recorded an excellent result when they drew 1-1 at the home of third-in-the-table ECV Hornets B in a South East Two meeting.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:27

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies’ 2nd XI were good value for an outstanding 3-1 home win over Taunton Vale.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:49

On Wednesday afternoon, Sidmouth men played in the quarter-finals of the Devon County Over-60s League, writes Carol Smith.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:47

On Wednesday, Sidmouth ladies held a fun competition, writes Maria Clapp.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:46

Sidmouth Town did not have a game last Saturday and it’s a similar case tomorrow (March 17).

Read more
Yesterday, 12:45

Sidmouth men were in action in what was the penultimate match of their Devon Interclub League campaign, writes Carol Smith.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:42

Sidmouth Chiefs had to draw on all their reserves to salvage a 17-all draw in their derby meeting with Crediton at the Blackmore, writes Terry O’Brien.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

Ottery St Mary were denied a game last Saturday, this for the umpteenth time in what has already been one of the soggiest football seasons in recent times.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:38

Tipton St John will be looking to get back into Macron League Division Three action tomorrow (Saturday) when they are due to host Priory (3pm).

Read more
Thu, 17:38

Sometimes an email pings in that makes you feel good all day - and that’s exactly how I felt after Terry O’Brien dropped me a line last week, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 8°C

min temp: 1°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
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications