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Battling colts go down in Yorkshire Cup

Battling colts go down in Yorkshire Cup

By paul spry
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A young colts side put up brave performance against Yorkshire champions.

Sheffield RUFC 41 Scunthorpe Colts 3

Colts lose to Yorkshire Champions but good down fighting.

On Sunday October 16th, Scunthorpe travelled to play Sheffield RUFC in the Yorkshire Colts Cup first round. A depleted team because of injury, unavailability and late withdrawals were beaten but certainly not disgraced. The team represented the shirt with pride and battled throughout the game. The final score was as much down to fatigue and a lack of replacements as to the excellence of the home side.
The home side led 17 –0 at half time with three tries on 6,11 and 23 minutes and one conversion. The tries were all from excellent passing sequences, as the weight of possession finally told. They were made to work hard for each one, as the Greens battled for everything. Infact they had a few oppurtunties to score themselves, with inventive play from fly-half Jess Matthews but when your luck is out, the ball does not bounce for you.
Two further tries in the second half and a conversion made it 29-0 to the home side. Instead of folding, the visitors dug in and fought back and were rewarded with a Jess Matthews penalty on 18 minutes of the second half. However, fatigue and injuries within the game allowed the Yorkshire Champions two further tries and a conversion to make the final score 41-3.
Such an improved performance is not reflected in the final score. Each individual can be so proud of their efforts especially man of the match Jack McGrath, centre Ben Botham and number 10 Jess Matthews.

1. Shay Hicks
2. Jack McGrath
3. Elliott Froggitt
4. Israel Spry-Brittain
5. Matthew Wormold
6. Lewis Meyer
7. Shea Matthews
8. Bram Hollingsworth
9. Archie Swain
10. Jess Matthews
11. Charlie Hunt
12. Morgan Bevan
13. Ben Botham
14. Devon James
15. Matty Boden
16. Piers Sciotti

Report by Carl never.

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Sun 16, Oct 2016