Bognor RFC Colts Academy vs Havant Colts and Trojans Colts
Bognor RFC Colts Academy travelled to Havant on Sunday to take on the might of Havant and Trojans Colts in a festival of rugby.
Bognor took on Havant first up and a powerful start from the home side saw them score out wide after sustained pressure.
Bognor reacted immediately with Jack Trenham regaining the ball from the restart. Mathew Norrell and Benjamin Barker ran hard to get over the gain line. Half backs Alfie Spurle and Woody Gilbert-Jones moved the ball wide to James Billingham who dummied and crashed over.
Bognor’s set piece was put under huge pressure and an inability to clear their lines saw Havant’s backs run a well-practiced move which saw their full back score out wide.
Hooker Ethan Teasdale organised his lineout with Owen Thomas ruling the airways. Charlie Weller ran a hard line and George Orchard took it on. Harry Smith secured possession and Teasdale crashed over.
Bognor attacked straight from the kick off led by a typical dummy and sprint from Jamie Foote and support from Owen Henton. Bognor camped on Havants line for five minutes but just couldn’t get the ball over the whitewash for the win.
It was all change for the Trojans game. An explosive start saw centre Tyrone Masaki wriggle free and scorch in under the posts from half way. Bognor matched Trojans upfront with Charlie Jays and Ben Brandon competing every breakdown. Trojans had the majority of possession but the three and a half sets of twins – Oscar and Harvey Henson, Stanley and Arthur Wright, Sam and Jacob Towler and Ben Tilley all defended like their lives depended on it. Mac Davis had a solid debut on the wing and Josh Galea ran hard all game.
However, pressure told and despite a try saving tackle from full back Dylan Collier stopping a try, Trojans found a way through the green wall to score.
With time running out, Bognor tried to run from deep and a Trojans centre intercepted to score with the last play of the game.
Next week Bognor Greens travel to Uckfield for the second round of the Sussex Cup.
Jack Trenham, Josh Galea, Sam Towler, Ethan Teadsale, Charlie Weller, Matthew Norrell, Owen Thomas, Harvey Henson, Oscar Henson, Ben Barker, Jamie Foote, George Orchard, Ben Brandon, Charlie Jays, Stanley Wright, Jacob Towler, Alfie Spurle, Ollie Page, Edward Gilbert-Jones, Tyrone Masaki, James Billingham, Harry Smith, Owen Henton, Dylan Collier, Mac Davis, Ben Tilley