U10 Ivybridge vs Sidmouth
The U10s post Easter break game against Sidmouth
The U10s returned from their Easter break in fine form for two games against Sidmouth. The first half of game one was a nip-and-tuck affair, with strong pressure from both sides, matched by equally impressive defending - often on the Try line – and only one score was made throughout the 15 minutes, with Billy rolling out of an attempted tackle to claim 5 points. The second half was a different story with gradient now favouring Ivybridge and Jim M quickly made it count with a fantastic solo run, held up 5 metres short of the line, but a powerful individual drive brought him the Try. Jim was soon at it again with an equally impressive score, this time from a wonderfully simple Backs move, working the ball down the line. The pack were looking impressive, with Will M, Alex C and Oscar working well together. More Tries followed for Oscar, Josiah, Will M and Tobin, to deliver a convincing 35-0 win.
The second game ran closer than the first, with Sidmouth gaining first blood. But Joe, playing Stand-off for the first time, soon struck back with a scorcher. Will C was next to put points on the board, with a weaving solo run, to put Ivy ahead. Despite some crunching tackling, especially from Jacob, Sidmouth were able to score two more, to take honours with a 10-15 victory for the visitors.