The N.E.W Ravens Open Age team had a tough battle on their hands with a home game against the double reigning champions Northampton Demons. Ravens were lucky to have so many players available including some novices and brand new players to the club.
Ravens were quick off the line and happy to get the first score on the card with a try from Liam Dunne easily converted by David Wimbury but Demons were quick to respond down the wing. Ravens held the Demons back well in places and held up some great defence just before half time.
Demons took advantage of the newly formed Ravens squad and ran in some quick trys for the second half, but Ravens again found their footing and held up a strong defence for the later part of the game and finished with the last try of the game by captain David Swaysland again converted by David Wimbury. Leaving the final score 12-54 to the reigning champs.
This game was the closet ever for Ravens against the Demons and on any other day they would be happy with the score against a team like that, but Director of Rugby Jason Spafford was a bit disappointed as he feels with the numbers and quality of players we are so close, it just now needs to click. Ravens face South Birmingham Hawks away next Saturday.
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