Points haul impressed coaches

15:00 15 November 2012

Sidmouth U16 v Teignmouth

Sidmouth U16 v Teignmouth

Archant

Teignmouth 7, Sidmouth RFC U16s 47

The coaches wanted points on the board and good quality rugby - these objectives were more than met and the coaches, players and spectators all went home more than satisfied with the effort, the play and, of course, the result, writes John Hammill.

The points objective was achieved within minutes of the start with a well taken penalty by Harry West giving Sidmouth the lead and giving the team confidence.

The restart was run straight back at Teignmouth showing the ambition and intent of the Sidmouth team. Through several phases of play a determined Kyle Baker used his size and strength to cross the line.

Having scented success, Sidmouth turned up the pressure and, with superb instinct, Man of the Match Harrison Astley-Jones ran a delightful angle to cross the line.

Sidmouth’s forwards, well led by James Thomas, had obviously benefited from extra coaching lessons - they dominated both the lineouts and the scrums despite a size disadvantage. With the resultant possession the backs were able to take control and further tries from Ed Thomas and Reid Mawdesley gave Sidmouth a well-deserved lead at half time.

The second half showed a change in fortunes due to the fact that Sidmouth had travelled with just 15 players whereas Teignmouth had six substitutes. The fresh legs helped Teignmouth to grind out a forwards’ try and to start to threaten Sidmouth’s lead. However, Sidmouth showed character and re-asserted their control with a further tries by Mawdesley and Dan Powell. An opportunistic dropped goal taken by Richard Day completed the Sidmouth points.

This was a strong team performance showing some excellent handling by the backs and hard work by the forwards, with efforts like this the team can look to the games ahead with some confidence.

Team: Reid Mawdesley, Lawrence Short, Harry West, Ed Thomas, Lewis Horne, Dan Powell, Harrison Astley-Jones, James Thomas, Lewis Fitzhenry, Brad Reiff-Arnold, Sam Dix, Kyle Baker, Mal Rayner, Tom Stokes, Sam Smith.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 16:08
Honiton runners at the Clyst Hydon Huff meeting.

On Friday, four of the faster Honiton Running Club (HRC) members took part in the Run Exe Relays, writes Judy Davey.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:58
Netball action

The Honiton Netball League was back in action after the previous week had been washed out, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:53

Played two, won two, Honiton continue their good start in the East of Exe mixed double rink evening league, writes Julie Grant.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:22
Golf generic picture

The Axe Cliff ladies section won both their matches last week, writes Pete Motson.

Read more
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Millwey Rise brought the curtain down on an exceptional season by winning their final Fresha League match of the season, defeating Division Six rivals Winchester 3-1 to pip the Exeter side to the runners-up spot, writes Dick Sturch.

Read more
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Bowls

Ottery began the week with a friendly at home to Sidmouth, who were not feeling that friendly as they won three rinks to one and 80-61 overall, writes Michael Smith.

Read more
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Team captains and officials consult with the referee during a track inspection

League action took a temporary break from the Oaktree Arena this week, as ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels completed their home fixtures in their League Cup group, Dave Thompson.

Read more
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Exeter Chris Richards Falcons who rode a second half meeting at Somerset on Friday 13th May. Riders numbers 1 Henry Atkins, 2 Craig Nethercott, 3 Stevie Anderson, 4 Saul Bulley with team managers Rob Doran (wearing glasses) and Alan Spencer.
Picture by Kim Wyllie. Ref exsp falcons

Exeter’s Falcons speedway fans are eagerly looking forward to another full blooded 15 heat National League when the ‘Chris Richards’ Falcons take on the Isle of Wight ‘ Whitelink’ Warriors at Somerset’s Oak Tree Arena on Friday, May 27, commencing at 7.30pm, writes Tony Lethbridge.

Read more
Friday, May 20, 2016
Bowls

It may have been late in the evening and very dark, but Honiton players managed, just, to bowl their way to victory in their first East of Exe league match at Hemyock, writes Julie Grant.

Read more
Thursday, May 19, 2016
golf generic picture

The away leg of the return match versus Honiton was played in dry and sunny conditions, writes Chris Grubb.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications