Sidmouth Under-8s field four teams for enjoyable meetings with Teignmouth

Sidmouth Under-8s entertained Teignmouth and, with plenty of home players on duty there were four teams fielded by the Chiefs and two from the Teigns.

The first of the visiting sides played three matches which ended in a brace of draws and an 8-4 Sidmouth success.

Elizabeth Monro Higgs got the vote for best ‘tagger of the day’, and a mighty close second for that particular individual honour was Toby Sanford. The Sidmouth players also gained from great organising of attack and defence by Gyll Gray who managed a brilliantly-timed pass to set up a try in the corner.

The second Teignmouth team won 8-7, drew 7-7 and lost 8-6 against what one Teignmouth parent described as: “The best tagging team they had seen all year.”

Sidmouth managed to turn the ball over on four separate occasions by tagging the Teignmouth players no fewer than seven times in a row!


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A few small errors meant they did not manage to capitalise fully on this. Herbie Isherwood again gave a master class on side-stepping scoring four tries. Tom Bird also showed great determination, running the ball from deep within his own half to score in the corner.

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