Rugby

Sidmouth Chiefs have reached the halfway stage of the league competition with an eleven-point lead over nearest rivals St Austell, who suffered a single point defeat at Kingsbridge, thanks to a bonus point win against old rivals Paignton, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth continued their charge at the top of the Western Counties (West) table with a 57-10 home success over Kingsbridge, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Chiefs won their second game of the season on the other side of the Tamar with a solid performance in constant rain, but had to come from behind to do so against spirited Falmouth, defending an unbeaten home record, one broken by the Chiefs with a 26-17 final score, writes Terry O’Brien.

The biggest crowd of the season at the Blackmore enjoyed the autumn sunshine as they watched Sidmouth Chiefs end Crediton’s unbeaten run and put daylight between themselves and the chasing pack with an emphatic 40-0 win, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth U13 girls were in action at Crediton where they met the home side and then Kingsbridge.

Sidmouth Under-15 girls went down by the narrowest of margins – a single try – when they entertained Exeter before another excellent Sunday turnout at Sidford.

In an entertaining game played in difficult conditions, Sidmouth Quins were 34-20 winners at home to Crediton 2nds, a notable victory against opposition from the higher Merit Table demonstrating that they are worthy of promotion should they earn it at the end of the season, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Under-15 girls were mighty impressive winners as they chalked up a 17-10 success on their visit to Winscombe.

The injury hit Sidmouth pack emerged from what proved to be a very competitive, physical encounter, battered, but unbroken, while the opportunism of the speedy backs secured a close 27-24 bonus point victory at Chard to maintain their unbeaten record at the top of the league.

Sidmouth 2nd XV travelled to Bideford where they chalked up a 40-0 success to stay top of the Merit Table.

Sidmouth Under12s took part in the Land Rover Cup meeting last weekend.

Sidmouth Chiefs remain top of the Western Counties (West) table after a 9-13 Blackmore victory over Bideford, writes Terry O’Brien.

If you enjoy your nerves being stretched to breaking point, Wellington Athletic Ground last Saturday afternoon was just the place to be, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Quins were 46-14 winners when they entertained Exeter Engineers, a team of students from Exeter University.

Sidmouth Under-13 girls made the long journey to Bideford to play a combined Bideford and South Molton side.

Sidmouth Under-15 girls were in action at Bideford where they took on a combined Bideford and South Molton side.

Paignton Under-18s provided the opposition for the first home outing of the season for the Sidmouth Under-18s.

Sidmouth Under-11s took to the pitch for their first taste of action in the new season when they faced Honiton.

Sidmouth Under-9s experienced their first ‘full contact tackling’ action of the season when they hosted Honiton.

Sidmouth Chiefs returned to the top of the Western Counties (W) table thanks to a 39-20 bonus point win against Wadebridge Camels, while close rivals Crediton drew at Falmouth, writes Terry O’Brien.

The four words ‘so far, so good’ sums up the start that the Sidmouth Under-16s have made to their season, writes Mark Williams.

Sidmouth Under-13 girls played their first match of the season when they took on a combined Exeter Saracens/Withycombe/Newton Abbott side.

Sidmouth 2nd XV were 15-3 winners when they entertained Exmouth III, writes Bryn Thomas.

The action at Truro that saw an end to the 100 per cent start by Sidmouth Chiefs this new league season, was not the team’s finest 80 minutes as they let slip a lead they held until the 75th minute and, by then, they could, indeed should, have been holding an unassailable lead, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Chiefs confirmed their credentials for potential league success with a convincing 27-7 win against third-placed Tiverton despite five changes to the pack from the previous game, writes Terry O’Brien.

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