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Scunthorpe Stormers at the Cleethorpes mini tournament.

Scunthorpe Stormers at the Cleethorpes mini tournament.

By Louise Brewster
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In torrential rain the Scunthorpe Stormers took two teams to Cleethorpes to face the home team, Grimsby and two touring teams. The format was going to be a round robin with the top two teams playing each other for the silverware, this however was cut



Stormers Greens played Grimsby in the first game, Grimsby kicked off only to lose the ball almost immediately through a technicality for C Brewster to collect the restart and sprint through the waiting defence to score. Grimsby managed to sneak through to return the score to an even keel, Murr took the kick off with a good run to pop to the ever supporting Conroy to finish off in style. Again Grimsby started with the ball but the well drilled defence halted them before they had chance to get into stride, giving Murr chance to show his pace and score a fine individual try. The Greens were to much for Grimsby with them hardly touching the ball again, losing the ball every time they received it. Conroy brought up his tally to two with a weaving run to score in the corner, with his third and the games final score being almost identical. Stormers running out winners 5 - 1.

Stormers Blues played kicked off against Cleethorpes in their first game with Smith showing an eye for the gap and a turn of pace to score from first phase, their defence however was not switched on and allowed the return try immediately. A Brewster hit the ball at pace and weaved his way through the middle of the defence to score what was beginning to be a seesaw game with Cleethorpes scoring again on the return. Once again A Brewster hit the ball this time on phase three to score, Cleethorpes returned the favour only for Smith to score again the game ended in a draw when Cleethorpes finished off with a try 4 - 4.

Battle of the Stormers.....

The Blues kicked off with a mistake knocking the ball on, for Bradwell to accept the ball and score a birthday present of a try. A Brewster dodged his way up the park only for his brother C Brewster to catch him and force a knock on, the Greens could not capitalise on the possession and relinquished it to a solid defence. Smith took the ball on a dashing run only to drop the ball on the line showing the difficulty of holding onto such a slippery ball this was proven by the Greens doing the exact same thing. With the ball back in hand A Brewster attacked to get one over his brother to score, Murr took on the mantle from the restart for the Greens to put them back in the lead with a direct run through the heart of the defence. One phase was all that was needed for Smith to romp through and make up for his earlier mistake and score, on the return two phases of quick passing giving space for Cross to finish in the corner what was probably the best try of the game in awful conditions putting the Greens up by one. Smith was having none of this and proved his weight in gold by scoring in the dying seconds to finish the game on a well deserved draw.

With conditions worsening the Greens took on the touring team Leicester 'B's starting with the ball C Brewster scored from first contact, the B's returned the score after this the ball switched from team to team with little progress due to such difficult handling conditions. Finally Hellewell had opportunity to stick the ball up his jumper and run through a gap to score, on the return the touch line was used as an extra player to force the attacker out. Murr received a quick pass from Bradwell for him to again use his pace and direct running style to score, B's again forced into touch allowed Murr to notch up another for today. The B's finished off the game with a consolation try leaving the final score 4 - 2 to the Greens.

In those same poor conditions the Stormers Blues played against Grimsby who started off strongly with an immediate score, the Blues struggled to cope with these poor conditions and allowed two more unanswered try's in before they got their act together. Finally M Howden received the ball in good position half way up the pitch using this she side stepped the last man to score, the Blues turned it on then with fine defensive work regaining the ball. From a short pass Morrell out paced his opposite number and scored in the corner, tails held high the Blues stole the ball again for Barrett this time to show his agility side stepping three to score in the final seconds of the game. Final score 3 - 3 another draw and good comeback.

The tournament was then abandoned due to such harsh weather conditions on the count back Scunthorpe Stormers (Greens) came out on top taking home another piece of silverware.

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Match date

Sun 29, Apr 2012

Kickoff

10:30