Lydney U16's v Old Richians 2017 County Cup Quarter Final
Best game of the season so far...hands down
Lydney U16's met Richians at home for the County Cup Quarter Final and both teams put on a performance that was worthy of an entrance fee to watch it.
A strong start from Lydney put them in the lead with a great try from Mat Allen from a lovely off load from Harry Follos.
That seemed to be like poking a beehive and Richians went into overdrive piling on the pressure and despite some great defending managed to get 2 converted tries at half time.
Second half started with both teams slogging it out and relentless attacking forced Richians to make errors and a successful penalty kick by Ben Jones put Lydney within touching distance with the score at 14 8 to Richians with 21 minutes to go
Lydney cranked it up and supporters fell silent when Reilly Scriven stormed over the line to score only for it to be disallowed.
The onslaught continued and Harry Davies went over the line with 6 minutes left to play and the score 13 14 to Richians.
With 4 minutes remaining and Richians on the Lydney 22 line the boys re-gained possession.
From there the passage of play was a thing of beauty with backs and forwards taking the play to the Richians try line where George Webb took it over the line.
A great game, lots of errors but to come back as they did showed true determination and ability.
Next stop semi finals
Well done from the coaches and parents
Its fair to say that all were strong, Harry Follos though had some great runs...if only he could realise he's a great player!!