What an incredible game of rugby this morning at Crossbow as the U14s headed to the main pitch for the visit of Weston Super Mare for their first game since the Christmas break.
With several injuries the home team took to the field with Mike supporting from the sidelines. Fram set their stall out from the kick off as a smart catch and run by Matt put them on their way. When they were awarded a penalty ten meters out Jack’s short pass found Jamie whose strength carried him over the line for the opening score, Jack converting. Weston came fighting back though and closed the gap with a try of their own following some good possession. With their tails up they took the lead shortly after following another good move from their strong pack. At the other end a lineout for Fram saw Matt’s pass find Jamie and his crossfield run saw him score in the corner, Fram were now ahead 12-10. It was end of end stuff and when Weston pushed forward again, Corey’s quick thinking and interception nearly resulted in another try but for some great tackling by the visitors. With some great defence by Marcus, Roy and Kane, Fram extended their lead when another good passing move saw Matt find Jamie who in turn found Nik and his burst of speed saw him cross over to make the half time score 17-10 to Frampton.
The second half started as the first had ended with Fram on the attack and Jamie got his third try of the day following some strong play. Sam had several powerful carries and Rohan and Alfie were always there in support. Weston were then on the attack however when the ball fell loose Frampton’s speed told and it was Jamie again with the try. Weston cut the lead shortly after with a try of their own in the corner then following a scrum, Lewis at scrum half side stepped to the blind side and his pass found Jack whose strength saw him score in the corner. Matt was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet when he was adjudged to have been held up over the line and when play was called back for a previous infringement. Fram were not finished though and following further pressure Lewis found Olley and when the ball came to Nik there was only one outcome. Weston followed up with an attack of their own and some strong play by their pack created the pushover try. They attacked again as Fram tired but when Jack kicked out it was chased down by Ed and the resulting penalty saw Corey tap to Jack who crossed over for another try. Weston had the final say with another well worked score, but the day belonged to Frampton with a 50-25 victory. Some great kicking by Jack today and a great team effort.
A fantastic game by two committed teams played in a great spirit and well supported by both sets of parents. Many thanks to the coaching team and to Barry for refereeing.