Honiton Titans topple Sidmouth for second time this season


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For the second time this season the Honiton Under-9 Titans inflicted a defeat on Sidmouth.

Harry Smith, as stand-in number ten, skippered the side with the vice-captains job taken on by the ever consistent Gracie Billing.

The game began at a fierce tempo with the action flowing from end-to-end.

Isaac Lidster opened the scoring on eight minutes when he seized upon an attempted Sidmouth cross-field pass and sped away to score a fine individual try.

With Oliver Gambie an important influence, it was no surprise when the Titans scored again, with young Gambie gathering a loose ball before dashing half the length of the pitch.

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Sidmouth hit back with a try of their own and Titans led 10-5 at half-time.

After the break the tempo remained high. Sidmouth scored first with good use of pace out wide. That levelled the scores, but also drew a big response from Titans and the lead was swiftly regained when Harry Smith bulldozed his way through the Sidmouth ranks to score a superb try.

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With five minutes to go Sidmouth levelled, but Titans were not to be denied and the impressive Gambie outpaced the Sidmouth defence to score in the corner.

Sidmouth tried to respond once more, but Titans were not to be denied another superb victory.

Harry Smith and Oliver Gambie shared the Titans Man of the match honour.

Titans coach Simon Lancaster said: “This game saw the team deliver teamwork at is finest! There was so much passion expressed by all involved and I could not be any prouder of the team than I am. The players all gave 100 per cent and there is nothing more we could have asked from anyone that played their part in another excellent victory.”

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