Tupton RUFC U15s 32pts Chesterfield Panthers RUFC U15s 12pts
The crowd gathered at North Side, Tupton were served up a fiercely competitive and entertaining game of rugby by the two North Derbyshire rivals.
Opting to play a direct style of rugby, Tupton were thwarted time and time again by a solid Panthers defense and despite having the lions-share of first half possession, the 10-5 mid match score-line was every much a credit to the visitors commitment to the tackle as it was to the home sides, route one bombardment.
Having had a half time re think, Tupton switched strategy and released the back line. Panthers responded too, and as the game moved into the final quarter, the score line was perfectly balanced at 15-12.
After the thunderous first half display, tiredness would prove costly. Determined to chalk up the first win of the season and not to disappoint the home crowd, Tupton dug deep and scored 3 further tries without reply from Panthers, to gain the ‘bragging rights’ over their neighbours.
Point Scorers for Tupton RUFC;
Tries- J Grocutt, J Cooper (2), J Crooke (2), T Eyre
Cons- J Collins