Sidmouth Under-13 girls win well at Plymstock

Sidmouth Under-13 girls

Sidmouth Under-13 girls - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Under-13 girls were 8-4 winners when they travelled to face Plymstock for their latest game.

In previous matches the Sidmouth team had ended each one strongly, showing their best in the final quarter and hopes were high for similar at Plymstock.

With the hosts short on numbers an 8-a-side contest was played. The first quarter saw both sides enjoy similar amounts of the ball and each scored a try with Cleo Turley the scorer for Sidmouth.

At the end of the quarter the team got together for a ‘huddle’ during which time they were fired up with an understanding that they needed to work together better.

The following 10 minutes showed that they had taken heed of the advice! Excellent tackles were put in by Cleo Turley, Minty May and Ellie Monro Higgs.


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An attack was put together involving great pressure from Lucy Tanner and Abbey French making breaks through the lines to put Cleo Turley over again. The second quarter ended with Sidmouth leading 3-1.

The third quarter saw a confident Sidmouth taking charge with Amy Scott making great progress down the left wing and Annabelle Bird being in close support to get over the try line through a Plymstock player.

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Ellie Wood also started knocking back the opposition putting pressure that lead to turnovers.

This helped Annabelle Emmott make ground and space for Immy Bagwell to run with the ball.

The pressure continued to mount with short offloads from Minty May and Cleo Turley forcing the Plymstock girls to stage a valiant defence on their touchline. A final dummy and pirouette put Minty May into the corner to compete the scoring.

It was a great game played well by both sides and the coaches would like to thank the girls for deciding to start playing rugby in the second rather than fourth quarter!

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