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Under 16's - Match centre

Brentwood
Saffron Walden RFC
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Tries
F Thomas (2), O Murphy, H Mitchell, R Curtis
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Conversions
A Keys (4)
Sun 25 Nov 12:30 - Friendly Full time

U16 clinch victory in humdinger in Brentwood

Five tries and a massive tackle count secured the win against a large pack at Brentwood

What a game and what a win!! Breathtaking stuff from start to finish in a very physical encounter. Walden were very slow to get into the game, too many silly errors and poor decisions hampering any progress when we managed to get the ball. Slow line-speed and some missed tackles led to an early try for the hosts. A rallying call from all on the pitch helped to increase the work rate although we were still making errors which hindered any attack. Brentwood had a very large pack who ere very adept at going through the phases and retaining the ball, Walden having to make a huge amount of tackles, exhausting work. We were winning scrums but moving backwards at times, lineouts were very messy. Our greatest problem throughout the whole match was also the penalty count, far too many. Brentwood scored again after 17 mins for a 14-0 lead which was the real wake up call for us. Shortly after Finn scored from a superb run down the right flank to score in the corner, Alex adding the extras, a mighty conversion. Soon after the re-start Walden won the ball, sent it wide to Oisin who scorched past a couple of defenders to score under the posts, converted to bring the scores level.

After half time we were quickly into our stride with Finn taking a second after another fantastic run down the right wing, bursting through some tackles to touchdown. Again the ball going wide led to another try, Harry making a fantastic run, swerving past tackles at real pace to score, Alex converting for a 26-14 lead. Tiredness was now showing with 20 mins remaining. Some frustrating missed tackles and poor game control allowed Brentwood to score a further two converted tries to take the lead 28-26 with only 4 minutes left to pley, Walden looking like they were running out of steam. However, they showed tremendous spirit to score very soon after. Ryan, now on the wing (is there anywhere he can't play??) received the ball from a well timed off-load but still had plenty of work to do. With a step, a handoff and sheer determination he was over the line and with the conversion Walden regained the lead 33-28 to seal an amazing game. The lads were absolutely shattered but delighted with the win. Excellent work lads!

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Key moments

6:00
Conversion Conversion for Brentwood
6:00
Try Try for Brentwood
17:00
Try Try for Brentwood
17:00
Conversion Conversion for Brentwood
20:00
Conversion Alex Keys kicks a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
20:00
Try Finn Thomas scores for Saffron Walden RFC
24:00
Try Oisin Murphy scores for Saffron Walden RFC
24:00
Conversion Alex Keys kicks a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
40:00
Try Finn Thomas scores for Saffron Walden RFC
48:00
Try Harry Mitchell scores for Saffron Walden RFC
48:00
Conversion Alex Keys kicks a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
54:00
Conversion Conversion for Brentwood
54:00
Try Try for Brentwood
66:00
Try Try for Brentwood
66:00
Conversion Conversion for Brentwood
68:00
Try Ryan Curtis scores for Saffron Walden RFC
68:00
Conversion Alex Keys kicks a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC

Highlights

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68:00 Try 28 - 31
Ryan Curtis scores for Saffron Walden RFC
68:00 Conversion 28 - 33
Alex Keys kicks a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
66:00 Try 26 - 26
Try for Brentwood
66:00 Conversion 28 - 26
Conversion for Brentwood
54:00 Conversion 16 - 26
Conversion for Brentwood
54:00 Try 21 - 26
Try for Brentwood
48:00 Try 14 - 24
Harry Mitchell scores for Saffron Walden RFC
48:00 Conversion 14 - 26
Alex Keys kicks a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
40:00 Try 14 - 19
Finn Thomas scores for Saffron Walden RFC
40:00 Missed Conversion
Alex Keys misses a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
End of period 1
24:00 Try 14 - 12
Oisin Murphy scores for Saffron Walden RFC
24:00 Conversion 14 - 14
Alex Keys kicks a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
20:00 Try 14 - 5
Finn Thomas scores for Saffron Walden RFC
20:00 Conversion 14 - 7
Alex Keys kicks a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
17:00 Try 12 - 0
Try for Brentwood
17:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Conversion for Brentwood
6:00 Try 5 - 0
Try for Brentwood
6:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Conversion for Brentwood
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Brentwood
  • Saffron Walden RFC
  • 0
  • Try 6:00'
  • Conversion 6:00'
  • Try 17:00'
  • Conversion 17:00'
  • Finn Thomas Try 20:00'
  • Alex Keys Conversion 20:00'
  • Oisin Murphy Try 24:00'
  • Alex Keys Conversion 24:00'
  • Finn Thomas Try 40:00'
  • Harry Mitchell Try 48:00'
  • Alex Keys Conversion 48:00'
  • Try 54:00'
  • Conversion 54:00'
  • Try 66:00'
  • Conversion 66:00'
  • Ryan Curtis Try 68:00'
  • Alex Keys Conversion 68:00'

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