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PUBLISHED: 09:00 13 March 2009 | UPDATED: 08:44 18 June 2010

P8443-11-09TI Sidmouth 3rds v Crediton rugby Saturday 7th March.
photo Terry Ife

P8443-11-09TI Sidmouth 3rds v Crediton rugby Saturday 7th March. photo Terry Ife

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Sidmouth 3rd XV 12, Crediton 3rds 12 A great turn out for Sidmouth let them kick off with a bench of five subs and all the starters put their bodies on the line in all out defence, not giving the Crediton XV an inch.

Sidmouth 3rd XV 12, Crediton 3rds 12A great turn out for Sidmouth let them kick off with a bench of five subs and all the starters put their bodies on the line in all out defence, not giving the Crediton XV an inch. Unfortunately, the visitors were also playing the defensive game and managed to stop some promising looking attacks. Disaster struck when fly half and playmaker Jerry Trump hobbled off with an injury, giving utility player Adam Baker a chance to step in to the 10 jersey for the 3rds. The forwards did their best to take the pressure off of the newly rearranged back line with captain Hakim Bakrim leading by example, closely followed my second row Rob Nancekivell, each giving the backs a chance to stretch their legs and find their rhythm. Despite Sid's efforts the score was 0-0 at half time.An unsecured ball from the kick off saw a Crediton converted try. A deep kick after the restart put the Crediton full back under massive pressure. Bryn Small charged down the reply and openside Dan Prettyjohn touched down to open the Sidmouth account. Scrum half Jack Boaden easily converted. Minutes later Crediton scored an unconverted try. Yet again Siddy came straight back, Jules Menzies setting up stand-in fly half Adam Baker for a try. Jack Boaden's kick went just wide for a 12-12 draw.


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