Sidmouth Quins win well at Paignton

Sidmouth Quins enjoyed a fine 31-7 win at Paignton in a friendly fixture, writes Robert Baugh.

It again proved to be a good all-round team performance, the forwards functioning well in all departments providing plenty of quality ball for the backs to be creative, not all the moves came off but what did certainly looked good from the touchline.

Flanker Ryan Davies opened the scoring, peeling off a maul on the 22 before powering away to score under the posts and young fly-half Harry West slotted the conversion.

A sweeping move down field saw full-back Ben Salter put away on an overlap scoring wide out, without wasting effort Harry West converting.

Sidmouth deserved more for their efforts and got it on half-time when centre Ben Pratt was on hand to finish another flowing move and West again added the extras, the ball this time going over with the aid of the crossbar, giving a 21 point lead at the break.

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Paignton started the second half on a more positive note, having been guilty of kicking away too much possession in the first half, they kept the ball in hand and were rewarded with a converted try after 15 minutes. Sidmouth finished though with two excellent tries, man of the match Harry Chesterton’s sublime pass making it easy for Ben Salter to get his second and a 50-metre individual try from Ben Pratt who left all in his wake.

On Saturday (January 24), Sidmouth Quins travel to Brixham for a Merit Table encounter looking to avenge the single point defeat they suffered to the South Devon side earlier in the campaign.

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