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Under 14's Win hard fought North Mids Cup Final

3 months ago By Tim Cunliffe

Luctonians RFC U14 3 - 10 Worcester RFC Vipers U14

In a very hard-fought affair Worcester Vipers Under 14's narrowly edged out a determined Luctonians Under 14's side who were hosting the final on their home turf.

On a cold blustery morning Luctonians exerted early pressure which the Worcester defence did well to withstand for the first 5 minutes and then after 8 minutes Worcester took the lead when Alex Terry was on the end of a good move into the Luctonians half and finished well near the left hand corner, despite a good effort from Jacob Morgan-Iqbal the conversion was narrowly missed.

The flow of play was regularly interrupted by the referees whistle during the first half and Worcester were penalised after 11 minutes when Luctonians reduced the deficit to 2 points with a twice-taken penalty.

Half-time: Luctonians 3-5 Worcester

With the wind at their backs Worcester were able to keep Luctonians in their own half for much of the second half and after 12 minutes of the half Leo Jamous scored a superb individual try near the right hand corner - again the conversion attempt was narrowly missed.

Despite the feeling that Worcester might well have done enough to seal victory, Luctonians launched a series of attacks in the Worcester half for the remainder of the game including an impressive series of phases and pushes for the Worcester line.

This is where the Worcester defence ultimately won the Cup for the Vipers by holding off a number of strong surges including a last minute wonder tackle by captain Will Wrout to prevent the line being breached.

FINAL SCORE - LUCTONIANS U14 3-10 WORCESTER VIPERS

Squad:
Fin Dalby, Seb Dear, George Cunliffe, Isiah Martin, Will Wrout, Leo Jamous, Ben Williams, Josh Culpin, Alex Terry, Jacob Morgan Iqbal, Ollie Catherwood, Alfie Morse, Jack Hodgson, Robbie May, Cam Richardson, Sam Jeff, Kieron Pointon, George Boyle, Jack Morrison, Alex Jones, Will Dunaway, Tobey Jones

Story by Nick Hodgson
Photos by Stu Jeff.

Updated 10:13 - 12 Aug 2018 by Martin Swinnerton

Where next?

Worcester Under 16's (Spartans) Wins the North Midlands Cup North Midlands RFU Cup Final Sun 29 April 2018 Worcester Spartans v Stourbridge @ Luctonians, Mortimer Park
Club Dinner and Presentation Evening Friday night 7.00pm for 7.30pm

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