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Senior Academy (U18) - Match centre

Enfield Ignatians RFC
Verulamians
Sun 7 Oct 10:00 - League Full time

COLTS OPEN SEASONAL ACCOUNT

writes Jonathan Landi

HERTS-MIDDLESEX U18S DIVISION FOUR

COLTS OPEN SEASONAL ACCOUNT

ENFIELD IGNATIANS U18S 34 VERULAMIANS U18S 22
A reaction was imperative after the disappointing display against Bishop’s Stortford B, and it came in the form of a 34-22 win against Verulamians at Donkey Lane.

The visitors travelled to Enfield lightly, in numerical terms that is, but Ignatians were able them to ‘loan’ a couple of spare players which enabled the league game to take.

The blue and golds made a rip-roaring start and went 14-0 and it was some great running and handling which underpinned the first score as the impressive Ted Stewart blasted his way over.

All was well with the world at this point as he blue and golds again rolled the dice and doubled their lead after William Wakeford added a second. Both of which were converted.

However, Ignatians took their foot of the gas and allowed Verulamians back in the game as the visitors’ big ball carriers made their presence felt, particularly as the hosts were conceding penalties.

This enabled Verulamians to move within two points. However, this stung Ignatians into action, and a further two tries before half-time ensued with MOM Ben Phillips making his pace count.

Ignatians made a strong start to the second-half but, a propensity for giving away cheap penalties came back to haunt them, as the visitors claimed a third try as the lead was eroded to 26-17.

Enfield again rallied by claiming a fine score from Ethan Robinson, and although the Verulamians again crossed the whitewash courtesy of their pack, the hosts made the game safe after Ben Phillips went over for his brace.

Coach Steve Renny said: “It was a great day at HQ and there were some excellent performances from Jed Getling, Stanley Ogidan and Man of the Match Ben Phillips.”

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

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