U15 - Match centre

Old Elthamians RFC
P Shimwell, B Cole, J Squires
Full time
B Cole (3)
Sun 23 Jan 10:00 - Friendly

U15s Demonstrate Depth of Talent

Coach Emmo missed this match but the boys did him proud!


Many thanks to our visitors for a great match and special mention to Chris and James who played for the opposition in this Development Friendly.

OEs first try involved great hands by Dylan and Piers, who passed to Joe who drove over with 2 players in attendance.

More fantastic hands in the back line, and the move was finished of by Krish who had another solid game.

The third involved a fantastic take by Ben C who offloaded to Joe. Joe stepped inside, drew the winger and gave a well timed pass to Piers who left them standing in a great passage of play.

Half Time - OEs 17 ; Gravesend 0.

The second half brought four more... firstly with the ball floating along the back line to Chris (now playing for OEs) who gave a beautifully timed pass to Lennox; Lennox burned up 50 yards in typical fashion to score under the posts.

The omnipresent Ben C (also a bit of a dab hand at drop-kick conversions)then scored a fantastic individual try from the half way line. Verging on "show-off" no doubt, but I couldn't possibly comment coz I wasn't there!

A tackle from hell by Krish, who picked their player up and drove him back 10 meters before dumping him in the ground resulted in a turnover (try that one, Ben C!). The speedy Lennox picked it up and went the length of the field for his second.

The last try involved more excellent inter play by backs and forwards and a great angled line at pace from Josh Squ who scored by the right upright.

There were 4 conversions, 3 by Ben C (presumably due to his yellow boots), and 1 by Joe.

Rucking was the best seen so far this season, and a big mention on this to Nat, Kelan and Captain Joe.

But Man of the Match is awarded to Dylan, who had a great game at Fly Half. Well done, mate. Awesome! Dylan has also reviewed this match report and points out that the mighty Alex GB also came close to scoring, very close, but the ball was ruled to have been held up.


Key moments

Conversion Ben Cole kicks a conversion for Old Elthamians RFC
Try Piers Shimwell scores for Old Elthamians RFC
Conversion Ben Cole kicks a conversion for Old Elthamians RFC
Conversion Ben Cole kicks a conversion for Old Elthamians RFC
Try Ben Cole scores for Old Elthamians RFC
Try Josh Squires scores for Old Elthamians RFC


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  • Old Elthamians RFC
  • Gravesend
  • 0
  • Ben Cole Conversion 22:00'
  • Piers Shimwell Try 29:00'
  • Ben Cole Conversion 40:00'
  • Ben Cole Try 41:00'
  • Ben Cole Conversion 41:00'
  • Josh Squires Try 55:00'

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