Sidmouth Under-8s enjoy morning of dominance over visiting Cullompton teams

Sidmouth RFC Under-8s

Sidmouth RFC Under-8s - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Under-8s welcomed a good-sized and friendly contingent from Cullompton for their latest action at Sidford.

After an energetic warm-up an impeccable silence was observed in honour of it being Remembrance Sunday.

With good numbers also in the home camp each club was able to field three teams for a series of matches.

Cullompton needed to borrow a player for one of their teams and all the boys did very well when asked to play for the opposition with some of them even scoring!

In the first round of games there was some excellent defensive work with the Sidmouth youngsters holding their line in bull-dog spirit! Indeed, so well was the defensive line held that Cully were often forced to run into touch as they couldn’t find a way through!

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A key feature of the home play was the thought that clearly went into the passing and movement with a number of phases being eased through prior to any tagging.

Good work from Will Cotton, Harry Murphy and Jake Dunstan resulted in two wins and a draw across the home teams in the first round of matches.

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The second round of games saw more great effort and strong running from all quarters with Jack Bell, Sam Smart and Eli Moss working very hard.

Alex Harvey proved to be an inspirational captain and tries were scored by George Dale and Joseph Hooper as the Sidmouth teams managed a clean sweep of three wins.

With tired bodies- and minds – coming to the fore in the final round of matches, the level of play dropped a little, but there remained plenty to keep the home support cheering!

Noah Clifton and Isaac Wall proved to be key contributors as each led their respective team to a victory whole the third game in the final round of matches saw a success for Cullompton.

That left the home teams enjoying no fewer then seven wins from the nine matches played with the one defeat and one drawn game.

As ever there was a Player of the Week named and this time round the honour fell to Henry Tanner for his defensive work, straight running with the ball and, most notably, fabulous support running.

The Under-8 coaching staff would like to than the home support for turning out in big numbers and also say a special thank-you to Danny Murphy for helping with the coaching.

This Sunday (November 15) it s an Under-8 training session at Sidford.

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