Sidmouth Under-12s excel at the Weymouth Festival

11:25 01 May 2014

Sidmouth Under-12s at the Weymouth Festival

Sidmouth Under-12s at the Weymouth Festival

Archant

The laid back approach of the Sidmouth Under-12s reaped dividends at the Weymouth Festival, writes Craig Morgan.

The opening day of action saw Sidmouth dominate both the Weymouth squads with forceful persistence.

Next up were the powerful Horsham boys who, trained by a Kiwi coach, played an irresistible brand powerful running, support play and off-loads. Their waves of attacks finally proving too much for Sidmouth who succumbed to a 3-0 defeat.

The last two games, however, were finely balanced until Sidmouth cracked the Old Grammarian code educating their opposition in the fineries of a three nil thrashing! Tries came from Jack Wilson, the barnstorming Jack Marchant and the super strong Jack Jenkins.

Finally, the Enfield Luctonians stepped up clearly fancying their chances against the Devonshire dumplings!

In a titanic tussle both sides gave it their all. However, Lady Luck finally deserted Luctonians as Finlay Morgan found a gap and powered over the try line closely accompanied by four flailing defenders.

A night of hard partying ensued by players and parents alike grasping, as they did, the ‘bigger picture’.

With bleary eyes and subdued humour the greens did it all over again on Sunday with similar results. Tries came from Ollie Jones, Peaky , Fin and Jack Wilson plus the revelation of the season Mr Hard Charge himself - Matti Laurenti.

Another try from Josh Roberts together with a massive tackle count put him firmly at the top of the Hard Man and best player award.

Sidmouth met Horsham again in the final and our team of walking wounded battled hard, but finally lost out 2-0.

A thousand thanks to Mark Laurenti for organising the event, Max Dix for leading from the front, Big Hen for magnanimously playing for the opposition and Cole for bringing up the reinforcements.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sidmouth Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sidmouth Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sidmouth Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 12:18
football generic picture

After a fruitless search during the close season for a new manager, Beer Albion have re-appointed Richard Walker as player-manager for the forthcoming season in the Macron Devon and Exeter Premier Division, writes Richard Honnor.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:55
Ottery St Mary bowler Grace Ward who, at the age of 12, played recently for the Devon Under-25 team

Ottery St Mary had their youngest player play for the Devon Under-25 team last week, writes Michael Smith.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:54
Mark Wolfie Smith on his machine

Newton Poppleford-based drag racing ace Mark ‘Wolfie’ Smith realised a burning ambition last weekend, writes Steve Birley.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:54

Sidmouth seniors were beaten 4-2 in the away match of their two-leg meeting with Exminster and so succumbed to an overall six to five-and-a-half defeat, writes Chris Grubb.

Read more
Thu, 09:02
Football generic picture

Sidmouth Town are busy preparing for next season, writes Andy Argyle,

Read more
Thu, 09:02
Croquet action at Sidmouth

On the hottest day of the year (July 19), Sidmouth Croquet Club welcomed a team from East Dorset to play in the South West Federation Golf Croquet League, writes David Butler

Read more
Thu, 09:02
Sidmouth 1sts played Torquay on Saturday. Knocking the stumps. Ref shsp 26-16AW 1528. Picture: Alex Walton

Luke Bess and Henry Gater both hit half-centuries to tee-up Sidmouth for a 40-run win over Bovey Tracey, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Thu, 09:01

There was more County success for Ottery last week, writes Michael Smith.

Read more
Thu, 08:58
Generic croquet. Ref shsp 8970-23-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Sidmouth Croquet Club’s Association Croquet Intermediate League team continued its winning run at Sidmouth with a convincing win over Exeter Croquet Club, writes David Bishop.

Read more
Thu, 08:56
Football generic picture

Exmouth gets FootGolf venue

FootGolf, said to be one of the fastest growing sports in the UK is coming to Exmouth.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 17°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


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications