The U15’s put in an excellent display on a blustery day at High House running out 39-0 winners.
The first 5 minutes set the tone for the match. Haydn executed an excellent kick off, the forwards won the ball back and, after a few phases handed the ball to the backs on a silver platter for Max to score in the corner. The tries kept coming with Dodsy stealing the ball from the large Newton Abbot forwards, recycling it out to the backs where Digger fashioned a break from nowhere and scored from the half way line – marvellous!
Newton came back but could not get through, the tackles were hard and fair and the back line were onto their oppos very very quickly giving no quarter. Beno played at the top of his game and made the next try with a crunching and well timed tackle, Seb stole the ball and blasted off towards the try line, then popped to Ryan who touched down for another well worked score.
Newton were no push over and our defenders had to work hard with Lewis, Olly, Olly R, Finn, Elliot and Ethan putting in a shift in both open and tight. Sam worked hard behind the bristling forwards shifting the ball out with panache and flair.
The next try came from great rush defending again and Beno scored to seal a good morning’s work. Yet another score came from a quickly taken lineout with the ball zipped along the line for Ed to finish off well in the corner. This was disallowed by the Ref , so strict and somehow so attractive.
The tries kept coming, this one from a lovely break off the back of the scrum, an athletic catch from Henry and a silky smooth finish from Haydn. The next came from a lovely miss pass for Max to score again and the last of the day from a textbook lineout with the ball fizzing down the line like a hot potato on acid.
Ben Baldry, U14’s super sub, came on in the second half and immediately made a great tackle on their big 11, swiftly followed by a second cruncher. He played very well and made a great contribution to the team.
The U15’s are unbeaten this season; their confidence is growing as are the smiles on their faces!