Thursday, April 10, 2014
Sidmouth 2nds 55, Withycombe 2nds 0
With the cancellation of their last Merit Table fixture against Tiverton, a late call from Withycombe was welcomed to give the Quins a home run out at the Blackmore.
From the outset the Quins had the pace out wide to cause the visitors defence problems, wing Adam Squance opened the scoring with a try wide out, and from then on the scores came at regular intervals.
Sam Sowden making a rare appearance both for Sidmouth and in the centre got the next showing a good turn of speed going over from 35-metres out.
The Sidmouth forwards produced enough quality ball for half backs Jay Wright and Ben Pratt to have options in their distribution, wing Alex Dunn and fullback Scott Davies next benefited from this, scoring team tries. Ben Pratt completed the first half scores dotting down in the corner, Adam Squance converting three to give a 31 to nil score line.
Withycombe never surrendered and proved to have a resolute defence, holding out until the last 20 minutes when tired legs took over.
Number eight Stuart Bickerstaff exploited gaps in visitors defence to score a brace of tries, Ben Dobson came on to sneak over for one, and Adam Squance bagged his second try and also converted two others to complete the scoring.
On Saturday Quins are away for a friendly fixture with Topsham (3pm).