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Under 14's - Match centre

Rushden & Higham RFC
Long Buckby - Rugby st Andrews
K Seamarks, J Avey, K Jinga, A Gayle (5), M Parker (2), E Facey, L Miller, F Jones, E cutting
Tries
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
A Gayle, T Stenson (5)
Conversions
Unknown
Sun 4 Nov 11:00 - Friendly Full time

Another great display by U14's

100 point match for the sizeable crowd to enjoy.

R&H v Long Buckby/St Andrews

An early morning mist had started to clear as the coaches arrived at Manor Park this past Sunday. An omen for what was to come? Or simply a geological phenomena that occurs after a cold night in Autumn? Who knows. What we did know was the morning held a new challenge for the Den Boys as they readied themselves to take on an unknown foe, a newly formed team comprising Long Buckby and St Andrews.

The visitors arrived in force with a mighty 25 strong squad. Quite possibly the largest depth squad we have ever faced, posing new challenges for the coaches as we look to field a starting line up that earned their place through hard work and commitment on the field and in training. Did we have the staying power?

Once again the team arrived steadily over the course of an hour ahead of the official meet time. Once again, there were mumbles and groans from the teenagers as they started to wake up. And, once again, the coaches heads dropped as they witnessed another poor pre-match warm up. Balls were dropped in simple passing drills and lazy commitment and positioning in the breakdown drill. Oh woe is the teenager that gets dragged away from the gaming console to embrace the fresh air on a Sunday morning.

Coaches collaborated and discussed changing the starting line. What were we to do? But a stern word from Head Coach seemed to prick the senses of a core selection of players and the Game was afoot! Original starting selection stayed as was.

The game was deemed to be broken into three sets of 20 minutes, and chief whistle blower Tim ‘I can keep up’ Hinchon took to the centre spot. However, even before the whistle blew a strange turn of events saw Touch Judge Bushell have his flag confiscated by the opposition Coach after being deemed too biased to make the line calls.

It didn’t take long for Rushden & Higham to set down a marker with swift tries from Seamarks and Avey, resulting in 10 points in the bag after just 5 minutes played. The boys seemed buoyant and the opposition rattled.

Looking to use our width more from a brief succession of close phase play and Gayle skinned his opposite number on the outside and loop back under the posts.

Conversions came few and far between for Rushden, proving our kicking prowess still requires development. But, this didn’t phase the team as a succession of tries from Jinga, Gayle and Parker saw the Den Boys with 7 tries under our belt in just 20 minutes.

The sheen was taken off just before the end of the first period as the opposition (I’m not writing Long Buckby/St Andrews every time!) crossed the white line and converted to get points on the board.

Starting the second period of the game things just didn’t seem to be working. Yes, Rushden & Higham scored numerous times but again and again we seemed to make things hard work for ourselves.

Too many times did we see individual breaks and no support. Too many times did we see lack up support at the breakdown. Too many times did we see the penalty count start to creep up and handling errors become prevelant.

Rolling subs became the order of the day midway into the second period as it was made clear to players not stepping up that they would spend time on the sidelines. This seemed to work and the boys kept a healthy momentum of a score every 3-4 minutes. Not only that but Stenson Jnr found some kicking boots in the locker room and slotted a few more to keep that score line healthy.

The opposition weren’t to be held though and managed to cross the line once more after continuous pressure in our 22.

As the third period entered what seemed to be a time warp more tries came from the home team with Miller, Jones and Cutting making touchdown. All displaying elements of skill, pace and power to break through.

In summary, a game that, on paper says one thing but as a spectator and coach seems to not tell the whole story. When we play with width, our heads up and control of the ball in the loose, we succeed. When we slip into ‘super hero’ mode and forget that the Pack is supposed to be just that, a Pack, or miss-time our supporting runs, forget we’re playing and stand watching the ball or think we’ve a right to hold onto it and not let other have a go - we show cracks in the paint.

The most significant sign to the Coaches is when one of the team was told ‘Well done, you should be proud of that.’ The response was ‘Suppose so, just didn’t feel like a win.’ Telling stuff indeed.

Quilter Kids First Skills Series: Rugby Netball

Lennon Burt

Player of the Match

Lennon Burt

Key moments

2:00
Try Kyle Seamarks scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
5:00
Try James Avey scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
12:00
Try Kyle Jinga scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
12:00
Conversion Aaron Gayle kicks a conversion for Rushden & Higham RFC
14:00
Try Aaron Gayle scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
18:00
Try Aaron Gayle scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
20:00
Try Matthew Parker scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
24:00
Try Try for Long Buckby - Rugby st Andrews
24:00
Conversion Conversion for Long Buckby - Rugby st Andrews
34:00
Try Elliott Facey scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
37:00
Try Matthew Parker scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
37:00
Conversion Tana Stenson kicks a conversion for Rushden & Higham RFC
40:00
Try Try for Long Buckby - Rugby st Andrews
42:00
Try Aaron Gayle scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
48:00
Conversion Tana Stenson kicks a conversion for Rushden & Higham RFC
48:00
Try Aaron Gayle scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
50:00
Try Aaron Gayle scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
50:00
Conversion Tana Stenson kicks a conversion for Rushden & Higham RFC
54:00
Try Try for Long Buckby - Rugby st Andrews
60:00
Try Lewis Miller scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
60:00
Try Freddie Jones scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
60:00
Conversion Tana Stenson kicks a conversion for Rushden & Higham RFC
60:00
Try Elliot cutting scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
60:00
Conversion Tana Stenson kicks a conversion for Rushden & Higham RFC

Highlights

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60:00 Try 68 - 17
Lewis Miller scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
60:00 Try 73 - 17
Freddie Jones scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
60:00 Conversion 75 - 17
Tana Stenson kicks a conversion for Rushden & Higham RFC
60:00 Try 80 - 17
Elliot cutting scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
60:00 Conversion 82 - 17
Tana Stenson kicks a conversion for Rushden & Higham RFC
60:00 Player of the Match
Lennon Burt is awarded player of the match for Rushden & Higham RFC
54:00 Try 63 - 17
Try for Long Buckby - Rugby st Andrews
50:00 Try 63 - 12
Aaron Gayle scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
50:00 Conversion 58 - 12
Tana Stenson kicks a conversion for Rushden & Higham RFC
48:00 Try 56 - 12
Aaron Gayle scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
48:00 Conversion 51 - 12
Tana Stenson kicks a conversion for Rushden & Higham RFC
42:00 Try 49 - 12
Aaron Gayle scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
40:00 Try 44 - 12
Try for Long Buckby - Rugby st Andrews
37:00 Try 42 - 7
Matthew Parker scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
37:00 Conversion 44 - 7
Tana Stenson kicks a conversion for Rushden & Higham RFC
34:00 Try 37 - 7
Elliott Facey scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
End of period 1
24:00 Conversion 32 - 7
Conversion for Long Buckby - Rugby st Andrews
24:00 Try 32 - 5
Try for Long Buckby - Rugby st Andrews
20:00 Try 32 - 0
Matthew Parker scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
18:00 Try 27 - 0
Aaron Gayle scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
14:00 Try 22 - 0
Aaron Gayle scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
12:00 Try 15 - 0
Kyle Jinga scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
12:00 Conversion 17 - 0
Aaron Gayle kicks a conversion for Rushden & Higham RFC
5:00 Try 10 - 0
James Avey scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
2:00 Try 5 - 0
Kyle Seamarks scores for Rushden & Higham RFC
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As it happened

  • Rushden & Higham RFC
  • Long Buckby - Rugby st Andrews
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  • Kyle Seamarks Try 2:00'
  • James Avey Try 5:00'
  • Kyle Jinga Try 12:00'
  • Aaron Gayle Conversion 12:00'
  • Aaron Gayle Try 14:00'
  • Aaron Gayle Try 18:00'
  • Matthew Parker Try 20:00'
  • Try 24:00'
  • Conversion 24:00'
  • Elliott Facey Try 34:00'
  • Matthew Parker Try 37:00'
  • Tana Stenson Conversion 37:00'
  • Try 40:00'
  • Aaron Gayle Try 42:00'
  • Aaron Gayle Try 48:00'
  • Tana Stenson Conversion 48:00'
  • Aaron Gayle Try 50:00'
  • Tana Stenson Conversion 50:00'
  • Try 54:00'
  • Lewis Miller Try 60:00'
  • Freddie Jones Try 60:00'
  • Tana Stenson Conversion 60:00'
  • Elliot cutting Try 60:00'
  • Tana Stenson Conversion 60:00'

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