Johnson ‘hits the dance floor’ and stabilises Sidmouth Under-12s

Sidmouth Under-12s took part in some entertaining matches against Wimborne and Honiton, writes Craig Morgan.

This particular season has certainly produced both sublime and ridiculous playing conditions! For these two matches it was very much the former as the sun beat down on the upper reaches of the glorious Sid Valley.

The Under-12s were forced to field a changed side as their injury problems show no signs of abating. What’s more, it all looked rather daunting for the boys with Wimborne lining up with a considerably heavier side who quickly made it clear from the start that they were in no mood to compromise ‘up front’.

A lesson in vigorous rucking ensued and Sidmouth did well to limit the score to three tries against. Reinforcements were hastily substituted at half-time and the mighty Finlay Johnson hit the ‘dance floor’ to stabilise the ship!

Finlay Morgan took the reins at fly half, and together the pair went very close on a number of occasions and, but for an unlucky breakaway the second half should have finished honours even


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Next up were the young Lacemen and by now Sidmouth had regrouped. They put together some fluent phases with Dix and Peacock showing stellar link-up play.

The pick of the tries came from Josh Roberts who jinked and swerved his way in from 70-metres out for a stunning score.

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By now blisters were popping, lungs were aching and the huge crowd had had their fill of a glorious days rugby. Well done to the lads on their endeavours and the ladies for their Pavilion catering prowess.

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