Sidmouth Colts secure more success with Fords of Sidmouth Charity Sevens triumph

PUBLISHED: 06:49 31 May 2013 | UPDATED: 06:49 31 May 2013

Sidmouth 2nds at home to Torquay. Photo by Terry Ife ref shsp 0649-15-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Sidmouth 2nds at home to Torquay. Photo by Terry Ife ref shsp 0649-15-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Last Sunday a good crowd enjoyed the Sidmouth Rugby Club Annual Charity Sevens Tournament, sponsored by Fords of Sidmouth, played in glorious Bank Holiday sunshine, writes Terry O'Brien.

Over £400 was raised in aid of the Hospital Comforts Fund.

Six teams played in two qualifying groups of three.

The opening game was the closest contest of the afternoon, with a last minute conversion giving MKAS a 19-17 victory over the club’s veterans in the guise of S Club 7!

Both teams went on the beat The Rising Sun to progress to the semi-finals.

In the other group Libra Court Legends opened with a comfortable 26-5 win over the Colts. Both teams beat Topsham to take up the remaining semi-final places.

The Colts, improving with every game, beat MKAS 38-19 to qualify for the Cup final, where they would have a rematch against Libra Court Legends, 26-17 winners over S Club 7.

The bottom two teams played off for the Shield with Topsham prevailing over The Rising Sun by 26-12. MKAS repeated their earlier victory over S Club 7 to win the Plate. The Colts showed their superior fitness to gain revenge over Libra Court Legends and add the Sevens Cup to the Devon Colts Cup won three weeks ago.

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