U12s’ developing squad

Sidmouth RFC U12 vs Honiton

Another large U12 squad travelled away to Honiton on a crisp autumn day. In ideal conditions, the format, once again, was four quarters – two uphill, two down, writes Chris Woodruff.

Unusually, Sidmouth defaulted on kick-off and Honiton seized the momentum with a strong forward line which looked to make Sidmouth pay. Sidmouth responded well and a Hayman -Harris double act combined for a try, converted by Harris.

The second quarter started more positively but a series of high tackles from Sidmouth gave Honiton ground and they pressed home with a try and conversion.

The third quarter saw further rotation and Sidmouth soon found themselves a try and conversion down as they struggled to find their shape. However, a gritty Stokes and bullish Perez spared no prisoners to drive home successive tries with clean conversions. The final quarter saw Honiton secure a well-timed try and they levelled the scores with the conversion.

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conversion duly dispatched, Honiton levelled the scores as the final whistle blew.

Plenty of positives to take away on the day and, as will be the case this season in a developing squad, some areas to focus on in training.

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