Matthew Burns

BOYS’ SPORTS REPORTS 03/11/14

1st XV v Barnard Castle

Sedbergh 33
Botham
Crossdale
Adams
Solman 2
Crossdale 4 cons

Barnard Castle 17

In the first match after the half term break Sedbergh travelled away to Barnard Castle looking to extend there winning streak to nine matches in a row. In dry but very windy conditions Sedbergh went ahead early on the score board after a good break by Nathan Wyman led to James Botham scoring from close range. Barnard Castle then replied with a try of there own when they capitalised on good field position to score out wide.

Ten minutes later Sedbergh went on the attack to score two brilliant team tries to Alistair Crossdale and Andrew Adams extending the lead to 19 – 5 at the half time break. The second half proved to be a very physical affair as both teams turned over numerous ball at the breakdown.

Outstanding Sedbergh hooker Jack Solman scored a further two tries in close succession to give Sedbergh a big lead lead going into the final quarter of the match. The last points in the game went to Barnard Castle as they again capitalised on good field position and long spells of possession to score two consolation tries to make the final score line closer.
A good away win for the 1st XV as they prepare for a tough run of matches ahead.  SM

3rd XI  v Barnard Castle 
Sedbergh were 28-0 up after 18 minutes with Savage already on 3 scores 
Sadly due to an injury to Daniil Muschitskiy the game was abandoned
CH

A1 v Barnard Castle
Won 64-10

B2 v Barnard Castle
B2 v B’Castle won 24-3
Scored a couple of early tries, first one was by Ben Van Dijk from our own try line.
Lost shape a bit as we made changes and missed scoring opportunities.  HD

CI v Barnard Castle
Sedbergh won v Barnard Castle 50-0. 

C1 took a while to blow away the cobwebs from the half-term break, making a number of uncharacteristic errors early on, but once they found their stride and tidied up their work at the breakdown the match was one way traffic.

James Magee scored a hat trick at fullback on his return from injury, whilst George Rigal, one of rugby’s unlikeliest props, added to his tally as he twice flew down the wing to finish with a brace. George Barber and Will Haydon-Wood were influential at half back as usual, whilst Matthew Mitchell and Charlie Campbell had their best games in a brown shirt.

The match was stopped at 50-0; it could easily have been 100. Sterner tests await and we will have to be more effective at the breakdown and make fewer handling errors.   JLD

C2 v Barnard Castle
Won 36-17
C2 had a very hard fought battle against a rugged Barnard castle side. The boys faced their toughest test in terms of defending against a physical opposition. However, their basic skill level far outmatched their opponents and this was the deciding factor when critical points in the game arrived. A tough week still lies ahead for this growing side. JA

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