Sidmouth Colts hold on under pressure for victory
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Sidmouth Colts won 26-22 at Kingsbridge in a game of high intensity rugby.
Sidmouth were able to put out one of their strongest sides of the season for the match
The first score of the game went to Kingsbridge on one of their first visits to Sidmouth territory.
Sidmouth went on to dominate the first half, scoring twice, once from some great forward play from as they mauled their way over the line and a second from good handling in the backs leading to a score in the corner.
Sidmouth went into the half-time talk quietly confident, despite being on the wrong side of most of the referee’s decisions.
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The second half continued at the same end-to-end pace.
The referee then altered the course of the game when Sidmouth fell foul to two yellow cards losing consecutive players to the sin bin.
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This allowed Kingsbridge to regain a foothold in the game, with eight minutes to go they went over the line to take a 22-21 lead into the latter stages.
Sidmouth dominated the last few minutes and with barely three minutes left the forwards brought play into the Kingsbridge half.
The ball was then sprayed wide and Sidmouth scored in the corner.
It was then just a matter of holding on, which they did.
Sidmouth’s try scorers were Aaron Bagwell, Lewis Horne, Mal Rayner and Connor Woodhouse. The conversions were kicked by Sam Cavin.
It was a memorable result for Sidmouth, who look like finishing bottom in the top tier of the Devon Cup qualifying league