U14s Back To Winning Ways - By Dan Steel
Richmond Warriors travelled to Brixton with 24 players and everyone played their part in a great return to form.
Richmond opened the scoring through a close range try from Zack Santos, a thorn in the side of Brixton through the first half. Gregory, Santos and Dhokia combined well for Seb Cummings to add a second try. Forwards Browne, Gregory and Metcalfe caused havoc running hard out of the Richmond half, and Gregory’s kick to the corner bounced cruelly for Karsh Dhesi to finish.
Brixton struggled to contain the Richmond back three, O’Brien, White and Baldwin running dangerously from Dummy Half. Hooker Ben Harrison put in a commanding performance and added another from closer range, before Dan O’Brien scored the 5th of the half returning the kick off by crashing through the kick chase and running the length of the field.
Brixton returned to the field with new resolve, scoring two quick tries and closing the gap to 16 points. Richmond’s captain, Roman Hiscock, joined the field in the second half and proved too strong for the Brixton defence adding another try for Rogers to convert. Brixton stormed back scoring again before Centre Dan Pinkus settled the nerves, piling over through multiple defenders to score in the corner. Brixton had the final word scoring again and only heroic goal line defence, from Griffiths, Parr and fullback Hiscock prevented further damage.
The final score was 36-18, with Richmond looking to Tuesday and a tougher test against the league favourites Elmbridge in a “friendly” local derby.