Plymstock Albion Oaks vs Stonehouse Sharks. Elburton Sunday 1st November 2009.
Stonehouse Sharks travelled to the Elburton home of Plymstock Albion Oaks to play their under 14’s on Sunday 1st Nov 2009. This fixture had not been played in the last 2 seasons and was keen anticipated by both sides.
The poor weather made conditions difficult for both sides in a well contested game. Plymstock with the conditions in their favour applied the early pressure and their pack come close to tries on 2 occasions. On 6 minutes during another Plymstock attack the ball broke free to Matt Warmsley of Stonehouse who made a great break and made a run of 90 meters to finish under the posts. Jack Andrews converted for 0 -7. Stonehouse then came more into the game and another break from a kicked through ball saw Ben Donlin, sharks N0 6 score a second try under the posts to ensure a successful Andrews conversion for 0-14.
Just as half time approached Plymstock again applied sustained pressure through their pack and backs and finally Will Daley crossed the line taking the score at the break to 5-14.
The poor weather and tired legs made the second half a close battle but with few clear scoring opportunities. Errors were made by both sides, with Plymstock having most possession, but Sharks battled with good structured defence. Both sides showed great spirit and determination. Close to full time the greater pace in the Sharks backs eventually told and using a rare piece of possession Daniel Plant on the wing for Sharks broke away and scored a try on 57 mins. Jack Andrews converted the final points of the game to close out at 5-21.