Sidmouth Under-13s beaten on Topsham visit

PUBLISHED: 07:51 20 February 2015 | UPDATED: 07:51 20 February 2015

Sidmouth Under-13s were beaten when they visited Topsham for their latest Sunday morning action.

Sidmouth did not make the best of starts and leaked a brace of early tries scored by a slick home side that was clearly at ease getting the ball wide and using there strong three-quarters.

Once they found their feet in the contest, Sidmouth began to settle and became much more organised, shipping just one further try before the break.

The second half was a different story as the Sidmouth forwards started to dominate, pushing Topsham off their ball in the scrum and competing well in the line outs.

Sam Bond showed genuine tenacity, tackling all over the park and Alex Peacock, who moved into the pack, found himself much more at home dominating the breakdowns.

It was no more than they deserved when, after good approach play involving Andrew Donovan, Finley Johnson and Jack Marchant, Joe Elsworth crossed the Topsham whitewash.

That proved to be the only try the team scored, but they can take great heart from the way they came back strongly after making such a sluggish start and a big boost for them is that they certainly finished the stronger of the two outfits on the day.


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