Devon Cup Semi final
Saracens 0 v 15 Sidmouth
Sidmouth progressed to the final at Sandy Park against Topsham by utilising their big forwards to roll the ball through rucks and mauls before releasing backs. Sarries struggled to stop the Sidmouth forwards but tackled eventually. Playing with their procession Sarries did not always choose the right option, however they had 3 good opportunities from good handling moves where one on ones or even two on ones were created but stopped by the last tackler or by a tap tackle.
So Sarries fine cup run ended at the semi final stage but all coaches were pleased with the progress made.
Good luck to both Sidmouth and Topsham in the final.
Devon 7s Festival
Sarries travelled to Plymstock and played Exmouth on the first pool game. Sarries were not awake and lost the first match 26 - 12 as a consequence. The next pool game was against Services and Sarries played excellent 7s scoring 6 unanswered tries running out 34 – nil winners. In the plate quarters Sarries met Sidmouth who ran out 24 – 5 winners.
Sunday 28th April
Exeter Saracens U14′s 31 v 34 Stonehouse U14′s
Sarries final game of the season saw Stonehouse visit but due to 7 players with injuries and unavailabilities Sarries only had 14 players with Stonehouse loaning a player.
The game turned out to be Sarries using their fast powerful backs against sharks big forwards.
Time and time again Sarries tackled the 8, the prop and the 2nd row who were the main ball carriers, but numbers often were not available to tackle the next man.
Sarries backs consistently showed their pace and handling running in 5 tries through Lewis Geran 3 and 2 from Fly Half , Adam Cotgrove. Ben Haigh converted 3. Despite pressing Sarries could not fight back to win the match eventually losing 34 to 31 in a great game.