Classy Sidmouth Under-14s too hot for Frampton Cotterill

PUBLISHED: 12:29 27 September 2012

Sidmouth Chiefs continued to rack up the score against North Dorset at the Blackmore on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 5383-38-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Sidmouth Chiefs continued to rack up the score against North Dorset at the Blackmore on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 5383-38-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Sidmouth 22, Frampton Cotterill 7

On a damp Devon day Sidmouth Under-14s produced some scintillating play to claim a notable success.

Straight from the kick-off Wright secured the ball, passed it to Hill, who off loaded to Nick J-G , who dived over.

The visitors responded superbly and this led to some outstanding defence from Sidmouth, who were under the cosh for most of the remainder of the first half.

Pearce and Hughes were particularly prominent, but the whole team deserve much credit for their efforts during this period.

Twice Frampton crossed the line, but were thwarted once by Robinson, who managed to wriggle under the ball and secondly when Allen tackled the Frampton player over the line and forced a knock-on!

It was from a penalty that Framton finally scored, which gave them a 7-5 lead at half time. In the second half Sidmouth stepped it up a gear and started to dominate.

Innes-Kruger kicked ahead and quick hands saw the ball passed to Smith on the wing, who dived over. From the kick off Moore went on an inspired run.

The support play was superb and quick recycling saw the ball out wide to Hankin who finished off well. Allen converted. The final try was a massive team effort.

The scrum mauled their way to the line and Davies found a gap to squeeze through to score. This was an excellent advertisement for rugby.

The young referee was magnificent and the whole team played with tremendous heart and a lot of skill.


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