U12 - Report
|Brentwood Elvers||14||vs||16||Medway Dragons|
Medway Dragons U12s travelled to Brentwood Essex to meet the Eels in a 7th round league clash. Both teams were hoping to bounce back after last week’s cup defeats and from start to finish nothing less than 100% was given by both teams.
The Dragons made a good start to the second half, again defending well to keep Brentwood pinned in their own half and after having 4 attempts at crossing the hosts line they realised the only way through was to get it wide, Centre Tom Narborough switched the angle of attack before passing it wide, the ball went through 4 pairs of hands before Second Row James Turner went over in the corner to score. The Eels came back hard against a tiring Dragons side getting the ball wide at every opportunity and really stretching the Dragons defence. One such attack led to an unconverted try meaning one more converted try would tie the match. With the last play of the game Brentwood got the try they needed again out wide beating the cover for pace. Despite being on their last legs Oscar Wells and Lewis Hollidge both realised the kick would be the difference between a win or draw and managed to stop the scorer getting under the posts, fortuitously for the Dragons the try went unconverted meaning a 14 – 16 win for the Medway side.
Another great game of football and another nail biting finish, despite scoring 4 tries to 3 the Dragons were relying on conversions being missed (goal kicking practise in training this week) and maybe a draw would have been a fairer result. Brentwood players and coaches were magnanimous at the final whistle and we will certainly look forward to the return fixture.
The Dragons Squad was:
Props: Anthony Parish, Edward Brown and Warren Banfield.
Second Rows: Oliver Rees and James Turner
Loose Forward: Oscar Wells
Stand Off: Jack Bloomfield
Scrum Half: Lewis Hollidge
Hooker: Josh Lamb
Centres: Tom Narborough, Amun Bains, Ben Ripley and Jason Cragg
Wings: Joe Fox and James Batey
Full Back: Josh Butler.
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