Good win for the under-11s

PUBLISHED: 13:15 26 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:21 17 June 2010

We left in the pouring rain with trepidation that the weather may force another cancellation by the time we arrived in Brixham. However, the sun was out and conditions were all right, if a little boggy underfoot.

We left in the pouring rain with trepidation that the weather may force another cancellation by the time we arrived in Brixham. However, the sun was out and conditions were all right, if a little boggy underfoot.

Sidmouth started well, immediately putting Brixham under pressure and, from a flowing backs move, Tom Counsell burst through the defence to score the opening try.

The writing seemed to be on the wall when the other Sidmouth centre, Angus Eaton, finished off another flowing backs move. Sam Cavin converted both scores.

Brixham were not going to lie down, however, and although the scrums and lineouts were even affairs, the Brixham pack started to dominate the loose and starve Sidmouth of possession. Brixham had their best period of the game either side of half time, twice crossing Sidmouth's line, only to be held up.

Good clearance kicking by Sam Cavin and Tom Counsell was turned into great attacking ball by the chasing full back, Billy Collins, and wingers Charlie Norris and Jack Scrivens, who crunched the Brixham catchers and turned over the ball to put Sidmouth on the offensive.

This led to two more tries for Tom Counsell, one an interception from the only girl on the field who was probably Brixham's best player and quite a handful for Sam Cavin to cope with.

Great credit to the second half pack that weathered the early Brixham storm but finished the game on top. So well done Toby Lee, Theo Headon, Tom Robbins, Tom Thorn, Nick Gidley and Ashley Baker.

By Roger Aplin

Sidmouth RFC U11s

Sidmouth 26, Brixham 0


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