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Sun 29
Colts 17/18's
22
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0
League
Heath RUFC
J Pilling, E Green, C Harrison
Tries
M Lee, A Carroll
Conversions
A Carroll
Penalties
Yarnbury U18 Colts  v Heath U18 Colts

Yarnbury U18 Colts v Heath U18 Colts

By Neil Longhawn
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A wet day at Brownberrie Lane, but the Colts start their league campaign off with a win


The first half was a very even contest, Heath had the breeze behind them and set off the better with only a few last ditch tackles stopping them scoring. Keenan Dyer Dixon stopped one with his head when he got it on the wrong side of the tackle and had to be replaced on 3 minutes and did not return. James West came on the wright wing with James Shannon switching to full back, both had very solid games especially in the 1st half when Heath made them return numerous kicks.

Yarnbury gradually got a foot hold in the game with the lineout going well and disrupting Heath's lineout. They also held the edge in the scrum. Maxwell Lee kicked well putting Heath back in their own 22. The first try came on 10 mins when following a yellow card for a high tackle to the Heath number 8, Yarrnbury elected to scrum 5 metres out. Joe Pilling picked up and used Maxwell Lee as a decoy before driving over, converted for 7-0. The rest of the half was a physical contest played in midfield for the most part. Strong ball carrying from Charlie Philpott, Dan Sellers, Charlie Harrison and Leon Miller kept getting Yarnbury over the gain line but they did not score any further points, however their strong defence kept Heath out for 7-0 at half time.

Yarnbury introduced 6 players off the bench at half time and they helped control the game. Heath rarely got into the Yarnbury half in the 2nd period, but it was only half way through that a neat box kick allowed Ed Green to chase and gather near the line and diver over. Conversion missed, so 12-0. Heath started to concede penalties due to the pressure in the 2nd period, many for high tackles. Yarnbury elected to kick a penalty from one to extend the lead but missed. It was not until a series of pick and drives with 10 minutes to go sent Charlie Harrison over with Alister Carroll adding the conversion for 19-0 lead. A further high tackle lead to another penalty which was converted by Alister Carroll to extend the lead to 22-0. This was the end of the scoring but there was still time for George Petrou and the Heath 18 to be yellow card for a scuffle with 5 minutes to go. There was also another scuffle after a high tackle from Heath 15, that lead to one last penalty that Yarnbury kicked out to the end the game.

MOM went to Charlie Harrison, solid in scrums and with lineout throws, plus ball carried very well, showed some nice tip ons and added a try for good measure.

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Match details

Match date

Sun 29, Sep 2019

Kickoff

13:00

Attendance

80
Charlie Harrison

Player of the match

Charlie Harrison