Battled hard to win with strapped side

PUBLISHED: 14:44 04 November 2010

Sidmouth colts v Tiverton. Picture by Terry Ife ref shsp 2841-42-10TI

Sidmouth colts v Tiverton. Picture by Terry Ife ref shsp 2841-42-10TI

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Colts take control

The Sidmouth Colts travelled to Newton Abbot with just 15 players and came away with a well-deserved victory .

Sidmouth applied early pressure to the Newton defence and, with solid work from the forwards, went over the line through Barney St Anton. However, the ref decided that the ball was knocked on.

Charlie Davies suffered a similar fate when, unfortunately the ref’s view was obscured from the grounding of the ball.

Eventually, the Sidmouth pressure paid off after some well worked moves and phases James Powell forced himself over the line for the opening try. The conversion from Hugo Gosden was successful.

Sidmouth, now in full control, added a further try when Robbie Ross jinxed his way through the oppositions’ back line. This was duly converted by Gosden to give Sidmouth a comfortable half time lead of 14-0

A lack of concentration and missed tackles saw the All Whites forcing themselves back into the game with an early second half try. Sidmouth responded immediately when Ashley Caldwell sprinted down the blindside for a fine individual try, again Gosden added the extra points. To the home side’s credit they never gave up and, despite being reduced to 14 men, ran in another try. Sidmouth quashed any thoughts of a comeback as Caldwell scored a carbon copy of his first try.

Further points could have been added but wrong options were taken and the final pass not being made.

The Colts hope to continue their winning run as they entertain South Molton at The Blackmore.


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