Sidmouth Under-7s have great fun in matches at Withycombe

Sidmouth RFC Under-7s squad

Sidmouth RFC Under-7s squad - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Under-7s took 16 players to form four teams for matches with hosts Withycombe.

The home side are Sidmouth’s closest rivals and all the games played had the intensity of ‘derby matches’.

‘Team Egg Sandwich’, duly named by captain Jude Barrett were first out the blocks with Elsie Wiltshire , Arden Chipping and Henry Ritchie all teaming up to push back the Withycombe attack with precision tagging and phased play leading to a number of tries for both sides.

On pitch two, ‘Team Tuna Sandwich’, comprising of Alistair Gibson, Adam Turley, Henry Simmic and Maddie Russell were in a similar position drawing their first game of the day.

There was some notable style about the way ‘Team Prawn Sandwich’, went about their business with some great passing moves and turnover ball from Jonno Fletcher passing to Ewan Kirk who was ably supported by Jack Clarkson, Zac Dunstan and Harry Finch finishing off the move. However, in this game it was Withy who had the upper hand in the final score.

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The last team up were ‘Team Focaccia’ who were pitted against a strong Withy team. There was some terrific play by both teams in a well contested affair.

The Sidmouth team produced veracious tagging from Isobel Wood alongside Daniel Hay and Jacob Pavey. Captain of this ship was Noah Clifton who served up some interesting side steps and over the top passes, helping pull the score back, but it was Withy who emerged with the greater scores..

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With so much running play from the dozen or so matches played, both sets of coaches gave up on the score lines and a draw between both sides was the final and fairest outcome of a good day, a fun game experience for all involved.

The Sidmouth Player of the Week award went to Noah Helm who, throughout the morning’s action, showed leadership, determination, good passing skills and sportsmanship.

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