Colts step up in class
PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 October 2008 | UPDATED: 11:16 17 June 2010
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What a difference a week can make. With some more senior Colts back in this week's side it was a very entertaining game against Crediton.
By Marc ColsonSidmouth RFC Colts 22, Crediton Colts 12Merit TableWhat a difference a week can make. With some more senior Colts back in this week's side it was a very entertaining game against Crediton. Crediton broke the ice three minutes into this intensely contested match following a scrum on the five metre line. They failed to convert and Sidmouth stepped up a gear. Will Dunford kicked a penalty five minutes later and Sidmouth had the bit between their teeth. The forwards were driving hard and one drive pushed the opposition 25 metres before releasing the ball to the backs. Centre Tom Hodge then made his trademark fearless darting run for the line before being brought down. Again, with the forwards in fine form applying good pressure, it was Sam Sowden who put Sidmouth ahead with a try which was converted by Dunford. Liam Kubaczka demonstrated good organisation, playing scrum half, slowing the ball down when needed and allowing time for the set plays to be worked effectively which resulted in Ollie Derryman going over the line in the corner for a try. At 15-5 down Crediton came out for the second half with a different game plan and, for the first 20 minutes, they dominated the play and remained in Sidmouth's half of the field. The forwards played their part well in keeping Crediton from scoring with some magnificent defending and Ross Collins was unlucky not to touch down, having made a strong and lengthy run up the pitch only to be thwarted by a foot in touch. The final try came from the forwards' relentless driving and determination and Ross McGilchrist placed the ball firmly over the line. This was a good, entertaining game of rugby and and will hopefully inspire the newer Colts to work hard in order to achieve more positive results.