Mighty Murphy stars for the Under-8s

Sidmouth RFC Under-8s

Sidmouth RFC Under-8s - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Under-8s travelled to South Devon to take on hosts Teignmouth for their latest action.

Conditions were of the arctic variety with an icy cold wind and one or two sets of parents would have been forgiven for wishing they had stayed in the warmth of their homes!

Sidmouth had 19 players available for matches whilst the home side had 13. Just one pitch was available, but it was the case that everyone saw plenty of action.

In all four matches were played and each one of the Sidmouth players involved did something for the cause. There were some great runs and tenacious tagging. The attacking well was slick and the defending disciplined.

Coach Jim Swales said: “I’d like to thank all who braved the elements and made the trip to Teignmouth. It really was terrific to see just how many parents and family members were there supporting the youngsters. That sort of backing is both much appreciated and makes such a difference. Our lads turned up keen as ever!”

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He continued: “I was very proud to hear supporters cheering ‘well played Sidmouth’ on a number of occasions when we scored and when we defended well, and also with what were a good number of turnovers!”

The outcome was a case of even-steven with both Sidmouth and Teignmouth enjoying success. The Sidmouth Player of the Week was Harry Murphy who not only scored his fair share of tries, but covered probably the most ground of any player and he showed terrific spirit and an outstanding engine!

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The last word with coach Swales: “A big thanks to the parents who helped in one way or another whilst one of our was doing RFU level one training.”

This Sunday (November 29), Sidmouth Under-8s welcome Honiton and the week after the team will be taking part in the annual Christmas shindig, again at home.

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