Sidmouth Under-7s impress at Honiton festival

11:24 01 May 2014

On the wettest day for weeks the Sidmouth Under-7s played in a mini festival at Honiton, writes David Monro-Higgs.

The other teams came from Honiton, Weston-super-Mare and a international team from Wales.

Sidmouth fielded three Under-7 boy’s teams and one girls’ team.

The first Under-7 team match versus Weston featured Sam Hartland who came alive this week and soldiered on despite his chronic injury flaring up, showing strong determined running (scored one try with two opponents hanging off his tag belt!) and good game awareness. He was eventually forced to retire and the rest of the team, coached by Major Grove, held on to win 9-7 against the Weston team. The other matches against Wales and Honiton were both drawn.

Coach Simon Dunstan’s team managed to play four matches with draws against Honiton (8-8 and 6-6), a win versus Weston (7-6) and a draw versus Wales Under-7 (9-9) and then finally Honiton at 6-6. Gyll Grey stood out for his superb support work and Koray Konar’s speed and energy left the opposition at times trailing in his wake.

The girl’s team played three matches. The first against Honiton produced a decisive 8-6 victory with tries from Ellie Monro Higgs, Cleo Turley, Zoe Allen and May Newbery.

The girls demonstrated their ability to link up in the open field with spatial awareness that often left the boys wrong footed!

In the second match against Wales Daisy Grove showed her tactical awareness scoring two sniping tries from a few metres out diving through the oppositions legs. The final score by the girls where a 5-metre pass from Ellie Wood to Cleo Turley put the latter in at the corner looked to close the match 8-7, but with seconds remaining Wales score the equalizer. The last game against Weston was a draw.

There is one final touring game at Blackmore on May 4, starting in the morning and presentations to round off the season. The season has been superb for the Sidmouth girls and boys including a Cornish Tour, many games against local sides and they have built a superb team spirit out of it while having a great time. I look forward to the start of next season at the beginning of September at Blackmore when we will hopefully see some new faces as well.

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, 20:51

Sidmouth Town bagged their first win in almost a month, confidently defeating Totnes and Dartington 3-1 at Manstone Lane.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:18
ssp week 18 football Sidmouth Warriors U11

Sidmouth Warriors Under-11s were 4-0 winners when they entertained CS Cougars.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:43
Sidbury Whites, winners of the East Devon Short Mat Bowls  League Cup

Cloakham played host to the grand finale of the East Devon Short Mat Bowls League, the League Cup.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:41
Short mat bowls generic picture

The East Devon Short Mat Bowls League saw the playing of the final games of the season last week, writes Caroline Pavey.

Read more
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Sidmouth members before the start of a new outdoor season at the club.

The 2016 Sidmouth Bowling club opening drive, complete with fifty six players, got off to a bright, somewhat chilly start on the final Saturday of Saturday, writes Bert Hague.

Read more
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Regatta action off Exmouth

Don’t miss the chance to try sailing in this Olympic year when RYA Push the Boat Out returns from May 14 to 22.

Read more
Friday, April 29, 2016
Gliders ready to take to the skies to enjoy some of the best weather conditions to date for members of the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club members were able to enjoy some of the beat weather to date this year last weekend and the cross-country pilots, in particular, made the most of it, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
Friday, April 29, 2016
Netball action

The Honiton Netball League, summer competition saw week two action last week, writes Graham Ingram

Read more
Friday, April 29, 2016
P1055-10-10TI Point 2 Point at OSM.; photo Terry Ife

The curtain comes down on Exeter’s season next Tuesday (May 3) when the winner of the prestigious intermediate point-to-point final will be crowned, writes Donna Harris.

Read more
Friday, April 29, 2016
Ottery at home to Kentisbeare. Ref shsp 14-16TI 8319. Picture: Terry Ife

Two wins in the space of three days helped Ottery St Mary maintain their promotion charge in Fresha Division Five.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 6°C

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