Sidmouth Under-13s dish up super show at Dorchester

Sidmouth Under-13s with Exeter Chiefs

Sidmouth Under-13s with Exeter Chiefs - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Under-13s served up a superb all-round show as they put hosts Dorchester to the sword, beating them 55-5.

It was a journey into the ‘unknown’ for the team as they had not faced Dorchester before and so travelled expecting a tough time against an outfit considered to be one of the strongest in Dorset in the Under-13 age group.

It seems that the home side had asked for the fixture to ‘test themselves before forthcoming cup ties as their regular competition is nit challenging enough.

With the match being played on Remembrance Sunday it meant a number of regular players being unavailable for the trip as they had duties of a marching kind back in East Devon!

The match was played on the main Dorchester RFC ground in front and that added to the daunting nature of the task given that a number of players were being asked to play in unusual positions and indeed, ‘out of their normal comfort zones!’


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The early exchanges were even-steven with neither side getting a serious foothold inn the game.

However, all that changed in favour of Sidmouth thanks to a pair of interception tries in quick succession.

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The confidence from taking the lead led to Sidmouth seizing control and they went on to dominate proceedings using the width of the pitch with runners showing the home defenders a clean set of heels a number of times and half-time arrived with the visitors 19-0 to the good.

The second half saw Sidmouth increase the tempo and run in tries at will. The home side did manage to score a consolation try towards the end, but by the final whistle Sidmouth were comfortable, and emphatic, winners.

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