U13 HERTS & MIDDLESEX LEAGUE Amps 41 Datchworth 7
A good win but not quite the usual flowing rugby we have been seeing. That said, the win puts us top of the league !
Josh opened the scoring with an unconverted try after 7 minutes from a tap & go carried well by Billy and then driven forward by Daniel and Jake. The play that followed was a little more scrappy but Alex eventually broke through after a great pass from Billy and ran around Datchworth’s backs to eventually score under the posts despite the enthusiastic crowd shouting for him to put the ball down sooner! (converted by Harry)
We defended well and pressure from the backs meant that we spent most of our time in the oppo’s half. Myles flopped over for his unconverted try after a good break from Eniola and couple of excellent pick-and-go’s from the forwards 5 metres from the Datchworth line. Bradley sealed the half with an unconverted try after taking an excellent pass from Charlie at pace. The conversion attempt hit the post, so that was very nearly another 2 points!
The kick-off for the second half was caught by Owen who powered forward through a few tackles and then offloaded to Billy who straightened his run to take a great line to score near the posts to be comfortably converted by Harry. 3 minutes later Eniloa slipped several tackles to cross the whitewash for his unconverted try after a powerful run and offload from Alex.
We then continued to dominate despite a heavy penalty count. A well contested scrum won just outside the Datchworth 22 saw Sean dummy and shimmy his way through the defense and a well timed pass let Eniola again slip several tackles to score his second, nicely converted by Sean.
Datchworth’s forwards fought hard in the closing minutes of the game and after several phases managed to score near the posts for a converted try.