Fascinating draw for Sidmouth Rugby Colts
- Credit: Dominic Fraser
Sidmouth Rugby Colts played out a 7-7 draw with Withycombe on a day when persistent drizzle did not favour open rugby.
Both sides defended with great determination with few tackles being missed. In the second half, both teams adopted a more pragmatic kicking game.
Sidmouth took the lead after ten minutes, when Lewis Hole intercepted a pass on halfway and sprinted in under the posts. Craig Jackman added the conversion.
After half-time, Sidmouth were the first to adopt a kicking game and enjoyed territorial advantage in the early stages but could not turn pressure into points.
Withycombe finished the match strongly and their kicking game paid off when the Sidmouth full back was caught near his line. The ball was turned over at the resulting ruck and a try resulted. The conversion went over off an upright to level the scores, giving a result which matched the contribution of both sides.