Grimsby travelled away to Boston hopeful of keeping their unbeaten run going , a great accolade to the young blues as this was their 4th away match in a row…. And they did not disappoint.
Grimsby started very strong keeping the ball alive and moving it through the phases, once in Boston’s 22 a quickly recycled ball was fizzed through the backs for Jordan Landymore to score well in the Corner not converted by Lewis Rothenburg.
Grimsby’s forwards kept driving forward securing good ball for Grimsby to attack, however poor handling a crucial stages stopped Grimsby scoring sooner. Eventually after several good drives from the Grimsby Pack opened up Boston’s defence to allow Lewis Dyson to break the gain line and Put Brad Treacher in for their second score converted by Brad Treacher ( score 0-12). The score remained this way until half time with patchy play from Grimsby and stout defence from Boston.
The second half was a better show from Grimsby as the backs had taken their clowns gloves and shoes off….. Grimsby’s forwards got well on top in the contact area smashing holes in the Boston defence at will . From a good ruck in the Grimsby half , flanker Hugh Cowper took his chance in a gap in the Boston defence and run in un apposed from 50 meters converted by Brad Treacher (0-19). From this stage in the game Grimsby’s front row of Connor Simcock, Luke ‘Beefy’ Munro and Loyd Roberts totally took over the collisions allowing the back row of Sam ‘Peeps’ Fleming , Hugh Cowper and Ashs R Tyrell(capt) running at pace in to open areas at will. Grimsby’s back line fired clinicly on good ball scoring tries steadily throughout the 2nd half Lewis Dyson 2 tries , Sam Fleming 1 try , Brad Treacher a further 1 ( 2 for the day ) and Levon White with his 1st try for the club , only 3 converted apparently Brad still had his clowns shoes on….Boston continued to play hard and were rewarded late on with a consolation try for all their hard work.
A special mention to Rob Bell for a man of the match display at full back.
Final score Boston u17s 7 Grimsby u17s 48