Sidmouth Under-8s enjoy action with Withycombe

Sidmouth Under-8s in their new reversable green and blue kit

Sidmouth Under-8s in their new reversable green and blue kit - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Under-8s enjoyed their matches with local rivals Withycombe when the clubs met at Sidford.

The home club fielded 21 players and Withy pitched up with 10 which made for a series of entertaining matches.

After a resounding minute’s applause ion memory of the tragically departed Lily Partridge, the action got underway.

The first game was a tight affair, with lots of good support play by both teams, but the precision of Withycombe saw them edge ahead by four scores to two.

There was some notable defence and straight running by Jerry Min and customary darting runs by Tyler Jackson and Will Russell.

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Game two was played out at a high pace with some startling play from the Sidmouth boys, lots of tagging, solid defence and terrific running that saw the home side win 6-2 with Isaac Wall running home a hat-trick of tries.

The third and final match was another tight affair. Leah Patch and Daniel White both of whom are new to the game, did well and both Lucas Vicary and Ollie Marchant showed their usual grit and determination.

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Withycombe exhausted their supply of substitutes, but still played very well with a better starting platform than Sidmouth. However it was Sidmouth who emerged victorious at 4-3 which left the home side landing a 2-1 overall success from the three matches played.

With some tremendous all-round performances, selecting a Sidmouth Player of the Day was not easy, but Alex Harvey got the nod for his tremendous performance across the morning.

The Under-8s now take a break to enjoy Christmas and return for a training session on January 3.

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