U15s' teamwork pays off at Brixham
A bright, sunny morning with no wind saw Sidmouth kick off playing up the slight slope.
Brixham 3, Sidmouth RFC U15s 27
A bright, sunny morning with no wind saw Sidmouth kick off playing up the slight slope. From the resulting first ruck, Sidmouth turned the ball over, but the initial thrust saw Sidmouth knock on.
A period of scrappy play in the centre of the field saw both sets of forwards testing each other out. Eventually, Sidmouth broke, and, following good work by the forwards, the ball was recycled and passed down the line to James Bramley, who scored an unconverted try in the right hand corner.
When play resumed, Sidmouth won the ball against the head and another good passing movement ended on the Brixham line, but, unfortunately, the ball was lost.
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Brixham cleared their line and gained a penalty on the Sidmouth 22. With the score 5-3, Sidmouth secured good, quick, clean ball allowing Bramley to sell an outrageous dummy and power over for a second try under the posts, successfully converted by Harry Shayler.
More good play by the pack saw Jack Sowden thunder up centre field, again the ball was recycled quickly, passing through the hands of the backs to right winger Jay Pearson, who darted in at the corner for another unconverted try giving Sidmouth a 17-3 half-time lead.
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The second half pressure from Brixham was met by good defensive play by the Sid pack, especially Andy Watson, aided by good kicking from Jay Wright and Theo Boalch, which relieved the pressure.
Great rucking by the pack again allowed the backs to show their paces and Olly Blyth scored a lovely try in the right hand corner. A period of untidy play followed with Brixham controlling a number of lineouts, but eventually Sidmouth worked the ball down the right hand side of the field and, from a five metre scrum, Gavin Pearson dived over for the final try.