Colts B IX v Warwick C IX
Wednesday 8th October 2014
Home at Glen site
Alex, James, George, Sidd, Matthew, Will, Max, Jack and Daniel
After a delayed start, due to thunder and lightning and a rain storm both teams produced a very entertaining game. The Warwick team included several very strong boys and before the match began it looked like we were in for a tough afternoon.
However, this was far from a one sided match and it was actually very close throughout. Warwick had the power, but their handling was poor and they kept dropping the ball. In contrast we handled the ball well and got our fast wingers into space.
Dan gave us a surprise lead. After a long period of defensive tackling we stole the ball and set him free to run over half the length of the field to score.
Warwick then used their power to score two tries. Just when it looked like they were getting on top both Matthew and Will scored excellent tries to give us the lead back. The last play of the first half lead to a Warwick power try.
So it was 15-15 at halftime.
Matthew, Sidd and Jack were brilliant at fly half, scrum half and centre. They constantly pressurised their opponents into making mistakes and they tackled well. Will and Dan defended well and looked dangerous when running at pace. Max tackled bravely on the wing.
Our forwards were equally impressive. Despite being repeatedly beaten in the scrum Alex, George and James put in a huge shift in defence. The ‘champagne moment’ of the match was one of the many tackles George made on an opponent nearly twice his size. Alex and James made lots of strong runs when we were in possession.
There was only one try in the second half and it was some quick thinking by our boys that allowed it to be scored by us. After two penalties to us, Alex tapped the ball and drove over the line.
Warwick had numerous chances to score, but they were stopped by our brave defending and their own handling. This left the final score as a memorable 20-15 win to Stoneygate.
Many thanks go to the Warwick staff for agreeing to bring a C team, which created a brilliant fixture and to all the parents that showed their support on the touchline.