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Worcester Under 16's (Spartans) Wins the North Midlands Cup

8 months ago By Henry Catherwood

North Midlands RFU Cup Final Sun 29 April 2018 Worcester Spartans v Stourbridge @ Luctonians, Mortimer Park

Worcester Spartans beat Stourbridge (winners U15’s, 2016/17) by 13 points to 10 on an emotional day for both sides to win the North Midlands RFU U16’s Cup.

Worcester started the game with the wind in their favour and took an early lead through a darting run from centre Dale MayMercer-Wilson who scored in the corner. He was substituted soon afterwards having taken a knock in the act of scoring. Standoff, James Mann, slotted the conversion and later a penalty giving Worcester a half time lead, 10-0.

Stourbridge came back strongly in the second half and scored 2 tries. The missed conversions proved to be telling at the final whistle. Worcester regained their composure and were able to pin the opposition in their half as time ticked away towards the end of the match. After some sustained pressure near the Stourbridge goal line James Mann kept his nerve to convert a last-minute penalty to snatch the win.

After the presentations both teams then came together and knelt in a circle to pay their respects with a minute silence for the 14-year old Stourbridge player who sadly passed away last week (w/c 23.04.18). As the players rose tears were shed and embraces made, which demonstrated that there still can still be a common bond and mutual respect between rivals.

For Worcester this was a fitting end for a group of players and coaches which contains many who have been at the club for a long time, in some cases as long as 10 years.

Final Score: 13-10 (Half time 10-0)
Spartans scorers
Tries: Dale MayMercer Wilson (1)
Conversion: James Mann (1)
Penalties: James Mann (2)

Spartans Match Squad: Louis Weston; Frazer Davidson; Darian Murray; Ollie Chidgey; Matt Keyte; Duncan Williams; Louis Misfud; Lewis Coleman; Tom Hartley; Laurie Murphy; Joe Amos; Dan Rickman; Ollie Hunter; James Mann; Tom Peak; Jazz Whitfield; Niall Southwick; Jack Cope; Andrew Jew; Rhys Godfrey-Hunt; Dale MayMercer-Wilson; Toby Sobey; Austin Ruddock.

Unable to play: John Lilley (injured); Liam Hallahan (cup-tied)

A Rickman 01.05.18

Updated 10:12 - 12 Aug 2018 by Martin Swinnerton

Where next?

12th May 2018 - Jonny Arr Legends XV v Guano's XV @ WRFC, Westons Fields Still time to get your tickets online £6, or on the day £10
Under 14's Win hard fought North Mids Cup Final Luctonians RFC U14 3 - 10 Worcester RFC Vipers U14

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