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Trojans Academy in 2nd Round of National Cup

Trojans Academy in 2nd Round of National Cup

By Kim Carter
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Trojans Academy progress in the National Cup in a tough game against Richmond

Trojans Academy looked to move back to winning ways following the previous weeks result.

Trojans opened the scoring early in the game with a scrum proving a good platform to then pass along the line with Will O scoring in the corner, 5-0.
Soon after Josh G crossed under the posts following a break from the Trojans half , he duly converted ,12-0.

Trojans continued to press Richmond sensing an opportunity to increase their lead however the Richmond defence held firm. Wesley C broke from outside the 22 and powered his way across the line to score under the posts with JG converting to make it 19-0. Trojans kept pressing forward with Harry J scoring a try sprinting in from 25 meters out to score under the posts with JG converting;26-0. Just before half time Wesley C scored again , Josh G converted 33-0. One final attack from Richmond saw them cross the Trojans line and convert a deserved try ,33-7.

Trojans went into half time 33-7 up.

The second half saw a different Richmond who attacked and ran the ball from deep pressurising Trojans. The Trojans defence held firm repelling Richmond. A move from the halfway line passing through the backs saw Ben S release Sam W to score in the corner to take the score to 38-7 .Richmond still kept pushing forward pinning Trojans in their half however a line out led to Joe J sprinting away to score under the posts with JG converting to take the score to 45-7.

There was still time for one final try from Trojans with Tom N dancing away from the chasing Richmond defenders to score in the corner, 50-7.

It was a good all round performance from Trojans but there were a number of areas to improve on in the coming weeks.Richmond pressed hard with the score not reflecting their performance and contribution to the game.

Matt Carter

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Sun 09, Oct 2016