Exmouth RFC Under 13s show off new shirts in win over Sidmouth.

PUBLISHED: 09:54 14 February 2018

The official handover of the new shorts for Exmouth RFC U13s from sponsors Moshulu and River Exe Café.

The official handover of the new shorts for Exmouth RFC U13s from sponsors Moshulu and River Exe Café.

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Exmouth RFC Under-13s were recently presented with a new set of playing shirts sponsored by Moshulu and River Exe Café.

Exmouth RFC Under 13s in their new shirts sponsored by Moshulu and River Exe CaféExmouth RFC Under 13s in their new shirts sponsored by Moshulu and River Exe Café

Sunday’s short trip to Sidmouth gave the team their first opportunity to show off their new kit! Moshulu and River Exe Café are avid supporters of the team and this investment in the young Cockles team was gratefully received by all the players.

Neal Fulls of Moshulu and Louise Foa of River Exe Café presented the shirts to the team last weekend.

The team’s lead coach, Tristan Bassett, said: “We are massively grateful to River Exe Café and Moshulu for their sponsorship of the team. These are two great businesses who recognise the potential in the team and have shown their backing for the lads with this fantastic set of shirts.”

Over at Sidmouth on Sunday, Exmouth picked up where they left off following their impressive win over Tiverton last month and a superb all-round team performance saw Exmouth run out 20-10 winners.

Sidmouth had much of the possession for the first 15 minutes. However, strong tackling, determination and pressure in defence kept the home side in their own half.

A well-worked move from an Exmouth scrum just inside the Sidmouth half resulted in a try. Exmouth doubled their lead a few minutes later with strong running and support play; Sidmouth pulled back a try just before half-time, and the young Cockles trooped off with a 10-5 lead at the break.

The second half was also a well-contested affair with both teams playing some great rugby. Initially, Exmouth extended their lead with a well-taken try down the left wing. Whilst Exmouth created several scoring opportunities, Sidmouth held firm and took their chance to pull back a try.

The young Cockles’ determination to see out the game and go home with a victory was clear; they contested possession well and put pressure on Sidmouth, which eventually resulted in a fourth try to round off the scoring.

In what was a really entertaining rugby match, Exmouth took their opportunities well and the whole team played their part in what was a well-deserved win.

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