Sidmouth Under-15s power to Honiton win
- Credit: Archant
Sidmouth Under-15s were 58-20 winners when they visited local rivals Honiton.
It turned out to be a terrific all-round performance from the team who are continuing to show game-by-game improvements and clearly building individual and collective confidence with each match they contest.
There were a number of the club’s Under-14 players in the squad for the trip to Honiton and this was something that the home team also did, for the home side fielded a number of their Under-14s.
The home side won the toss and opted to play up the Allhallows slope in the first half.
Sidmouth received the kick off cleanly and the forwards recycled good clean ball over several phases of play, eventually setting up their newly formed three quarters, quickly finding the gaps and accelerating through to score the first try of the match with a fluent backs move.
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That set the tone for Sidmouth to take charge and it was not long before Charlie Corr crossed the Honiton whitewash for the second try. A first half of dominance form Sidmouth saw further tries coming via the backs and the young Chiefs trooped off at the break with a 32-5 lead.
Honiton to their credit, did not let their heads drop and, with the slope and elements in their favour, hit back in the second half with a combination of strong running and good support play crediting them with some well earned scores.
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However, Sidmouth weathered the storm, showed great resilience and determination in defence, and finally fought back to finish strongly.
Second half tries for Sidmouth were scored by skipper Finley Johnson, Raul and via a penalty try with the last play of the game.