Unusual hat-trick by Wright

Sidmouth RFC U14s 20, Exeter Chiefs 14

Exeter Chiefs arrived at Blackmore with 14 players, which meant Sidmouth had to lend them one.

Next time perhaps we should not be so generous as to who we lend! The Chiefs started brightly, but it was Sidmouth’s own Charlie Wright, playing for the Chiefs, who scored their two tries, both of which were converted.

Sidmouth had played very well, but Wright on the crash ball from 10 metres is hard to stop! Sidmouth did salvage the half with a fantastic try of their own, with Brian Lao using his pace to score in the corner.

The second half was dominated by Sidmouth. Wright, back in Sidmouth colours, charged at the line and Syrrad supporting touched down brilliantly. Next it was Allen, who had a superb match, who threatened to score, but Syrrad was on hand to finish off. It was Kennaugh’s spectacular break and Dix’s support play (great to see them back) which lead to Wright getting his unusual hat- trick. Sidmouth’s scrum played so well all match, particularly Robinson and Bolton in the loose and Chugg-White, Unsworth and Hughes at the set piece, that they tired towards the end and the match became a stalemate . Thank you, also, to Moore who played for the Chiefs in the second half, which must have been a thankless task.

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