Stormers V Market Rasen
Lessons to be learnt
15 Stormers made the short journey over to Market Rasen, to play on a smaller than we are used to sloping pitch.
Rasen dominated the first half of the game pouncing on mistakes by the Stormers to break through and score 6 tries compared to the Stormers 2 (Conroy).
Half time saw Toyne leading the discussion as to what they needed to do to improve and improve they did.
The second half started with us playing up the slope but fighting back to regain ground.
Rasen kicked and chased the ball gaining possession tackles by Hall and Craze saw the Stormers regain possession of the ball but they were unable to hold on and Rasen stole the ball and ran in a try. The kick off was knocked into touch by Rasen, but the stole the ball from a ruck went to pass but it was intercepted by Conroy, solid early play by Toyne, Craze and Hall ensured that the Stormers kept possession of the ball with it going through lots of hands until a scrum was awarded and Rasen managed to steal the ball and make ground a chase by Craze saw him run down the player and a tackle that was deemed to be high - this gave Rasen possession of the ball almost on top of their try line and they used this to their advantage and scored. The play continued in a hard fought half and despite tackles being made Rasen dodged through the defence to score another 2 quick tries. In the final 10 minutes the Stormers refused to give up, tackles by Murr and Conroy ensured that we secured the ball and from a scrum the ball went through the hands of Ingram, Conroy, Morrell and Craze before a mistake by Rasen saw a penalty awarded to Scunthorpe a quick tap and go saw the ball safely in the hands of Conroy as he was driven over the line to score a try. Rasen fought back and scored their final try of the day. The kick by Conroy was collected by Stevens before being passed across the pitch, in a series of rucks the Stormers forced their way towards the try line, with metres to go a Rasen mistake saw a penalty awarded to Scunthorpe the ball found the hands of Hall who used his strength to power towards the try line only to be stopped a metre short, play restarted the ball this time finding Murray-Auckland the Stormers other powerhouse who forced his way through to score a try.