U16s - Report
Boston U15s 14 v Kesteven U15s 0
It was always going to be different ! Kesteven fielded a number of county players and from the outset adopted a very aggressive and disruptive, mode of play.
The half time score reflected Boston's considerable team effort. Kesteven were most certainly annoyed at the score line and from the beginning of the second half, the mood of their play reflected this. Boston were forced to defend with numerous tackles being made by Tory Ward and Chris Cook in support of the Boston half backs. The character of the Boston team held firm and from the touch line, it seemed as though Kesteven, one player in particular, were close to melt down , and this was reflected in some excessive tackles and some dubious play. With about fifteen minutes left of what was becoming a fractious contest, Boston winger Tory Ward was sin binned for a high tackle which put Boston under more pressure. The Boston defence was fantastic and every player stood firm. With a few minutes left John Peng was sin binned for a high tackle. The last fifteen minutes of the match were played at a frenetic pace with outstanding commitment which spilled over on the odd occasion, but Boston held firm and won the match 14 - 0.
The victory was the product of a superb team effort and no player shirked out of the way ; so the man of the match choice was very difficult for the team coach. The decision was to have a shared award between George Needham and Ben Warren ; George at scrum half was given a torrid time and was targeted by the opposition and was constantly under pressure but despite extreme provocation , he never gave up ; Ben Warren at centre was also given a working over but he maintained his composure and his commitment and never missed a tackle and always made the correct attacking decision.