Sidmouth Colts seeking to claw back a dozen points to beat Okehampton in county cup
- Credit: Archant
Okehampton 27, Sidmouth 16 Okehampton and Sidmouth Colts have some ‘history’ having shared the county cup last season, so it is very much a case of game on this weekend at the Blackmore for Sidmouth who entertain Okehampton in the return leg of the Devon Plate quarter-final with an 11 point deficit to make-up.
Sidmouth dominated scrum time and finished the game strongly with a line-out catch-and-drive to restrict the home sides lead to just two scores.
Okehampton were committed and physical, but by half-time Sidmouth had a well deserved lead. However, they then had to defend an inevitable home onslaught with the wind and slope to their advantage.
Okehampton scored a couple of soft tries due to disorganization in the Sidmouth midfield and slack defence off a scrum gave a simple blindside run-in. With some good preparation this week and a number of senior colts available for the return leg, Sidmouth can look forward to an exciting home game.