Topsham Under-13s in Devon Cup victory.
PUBLISHED: 17:51 02 May 2012
Sidmouth 5, Topsham 15
Topsham Under-13 were crowned Devon County champions after victory in the replayed final.
With the sides having drawn 5-5 at Tiverton in their first meeting the final replay was staged at Blackmore, Sidmouth.
Sidmouth began strongly and only an outstanding tackle by Tristan May denied them the opening score.
At the other end of the pitch Aaron Chapman was held up just short of the line. In the last minute of the first half Gwyn Parks slotted a penalty to send his side in 3-0 up.
Five minutes after the re-start Sam Talbot went over with a try to make it 8-0 and the lead was increased to 15-0 thanks to a Chapman try and a Parks conversion.
It was not until the final play of the contest that Sidmouth finally breached the impressive Topsham defence for a consolation, unconverted try.
The Tops, who are coached by Malcolm Bird, Dave MacLellan, Dai Parks and Andy Turner, were worthy winners.
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