Sidmouth Under-11s bag fine wins over Totnes and Exeter Youth

PUBLISHED: 11:09 09 October 2014

Sidmouth Under-11s took to the pitch at Exeter Saracens for their first taste of action this season.

They were drawn on a pool that included Oakmeadians from Bournemouth, Redruth, Totnes and Exeter Youth (formerly Chiefs).

First up they fell behind to a Redruth side that had earlier beaten Exeter Youth. The early score stung them into action and their collective defence was good, denying the Cornish side further scores. In the second half Noah Western came close to an equalizing try as the game ended in a narrow 1-0 defeat.

Game two was against Oakmedian who proved to be a strong well-drilled outfit that played a fast and wide, physical game. Noah Western showed great kicking finesse and put in countless tackles. Noah Innes-Kruger was another to tackle well as did Sam Pugh who tackled well above his weight surprising much larger opponents with his ferocious efficiency whilst the remainder of the team all put a good shift in, particularly in defence. The Bournemouth side added two further scores to win 3-0.

Next up were Totnes and Sidmouth started well with George Manley running through the opposition defence to open the scoring. Miles Lewis and James Allen scored tries either side of half-time and a perfectly timed and placed kick from Noah Western set up Jimmy Brett for a try. Young Manley finished what he started with the last try to seal a 5-0 success.

Saving the best for last the Sidmouth youngsters then put Exeter Youth the sword!

First half tries from Jimmy Brett, Noah Western and George Manley were the least they deserved for their dominance. Exeter got one back in the second half, but Sidmouth were not to be denied. This was a tremendous all-round show great supportive play, defence and attack.

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