Away defeat to Stowmarket.
Saffron Walden U13
A dry winter sunny day greeted Saffron Walden U13’s to Stowmarket. The Saffron team made a determined start and on the first three minutes from a free kick just inside their half the ball went quickly through the backs and into the hands of Sam Gregory who set off on a long and powerful run to score the first Try.
Stowmarket responded within 2 minute with a try of their own, securing ball from a breakdown they easily ran through a Saffron defensive line which hadn’t positioned themselves quickly enough. Stowmarket kept coming strong at the Saffron team and securing another two tries from a Scrum set piece.
With half time approaching Stowmarket sat comfortably with 20 – 5 at half time.
The second half started in a similar fashion – this was a very closely fought contest. The game was end to end for 15 minutes with both sides probing without success and both defences holding strong. Finally, Saffron broke through Stowmarket’s defensive line to score their second try by Archie Crane.
Another very good performance from Saffron Walden but a stronger defensive display to the very end is required. Final score Saffron 10 – 20 Stowmarket
Try Scorer: - Sam Gregory, Archie Crane
Man of the Match: Tui Baleisolomone (Nominated by Stowmaket)