Honiton Colts claim big win at Sidmouth
PUBLISHED: 22:32 14 October 2014 | UPDATED: 22:32 14 October 2014
Honiton Colts were 36-5 victors when they visited Sidmouth, writes Paz Parratt.
With the warm up and formalities were sorted Sidmouth kicked to start the game, Honiton gathered, but were unable to make any gain in territory as Sidmouth were quick of the mark and squeezed Honiton in to small pockets.
Once the pre-match nerves settled Honiton regained their composure and slowly got back in to their stride.
With the Honiton pack not carrying as much weight they had to work extra hard to keep the game moving forward, and once weak spots were identified the Lacemen worked the ball with good aggression carrying in to contact.
Recycling led to the first try after some 15 minutes when Charlie Wright linked up well, and dotted down under the sticks.
Ross Oaten struck well to claim the extras. Honiton were fully aware that Sidmouth were more than capable of crossing.
Honiton defended well and became dominant at the breakdown. Possession, along with good phases being played from the Lacemen, were well executed. Disappointingly, Sidmouth recycled, and got the ball out quickly, and finding an overlap they crossed with a man spare to take the score 7-5.
Honiton dusted off and took stock. Game On! Learning from their mistakes they played the ball around the park finding valuable space. Collecting a well presented ball Harry Wright smashed his way over to further the lacemens lead, Ross kept his part and added a clean two- pointer. Sidmouth played well and kept Honiton on their toes until the half closed 14-5 to the good. With some worthy words of encouragement during the break wrongs were righted and the game was restarted. With good phases developing along with large cracks starting to appear in the Sidmouth camp, weakness was exposed. Ross Oaten chased his own grubber, catching the ball on a low bounce he cantered home to take the visitors a further five in front. With Sidmouth starting to dissolve skipper Harry Wright took a well-deserved brace after gathering and barging his way though. Ross Oaten again kicked on target. With Sidmouth fielding a full squad they put on fresh legs in a last ditch attempt. It was however the Lacemens venom to strike again as Will Tyers carved up the pitch to dot down on the left side. Sidmouth were now well and truly out of the game. Honiton’s man of the match Charlie Wright found a good angle and without contest crossed again to complete the scoring.