BOYS’ SPORTS REPORTS 03/11/14
WEDNESDAY 5TH NOVEMBER
2nd XV v Barnard Castle (A) Won 52 – 17
Came from behind to win. Great defence throughout. Scrimmaged well against a bigger pack. Back line played very well. Cowell had a very good 2nd half. My first ever win at Barny!
Tries; Savage 2, Cunha-Vaz 3, Corder, Lewin, Brown
Cons; Brown 6/8
3rd XV v QEGS Penrith (H) Lost 38-10
4th XV v QEGS Penrith (H) Won 61-22
A good match and a much closer contest than the score would indicate.
Vabalas and Swan colours.
A2 v Keswick (A) Won 24-21
A2 started poorly and conceded two early tries against a big physical Keswick side. Sedbergh managed to pull one score back but conceded again early in the second half. The game was slipping away but a tremendous fight back in the last ten minutes with some brilliant running rugby which enabled Sedbergh to score twice and win the game.
B2 v Keswick (A) Won 24-12
A really good physical game; boys defended well and found there shape in attack after 20 minutes, moving the ball well for two long range tries and controlling the ball and showing great patience for the other two.
C2 v Keswick (A) Lost 19-17
This results may be hard to take for the boys as the team produced a highly impressive standard of rugby which on another day would have dealt with this Keswick side easily. It is important not to focus on this result as a negative experience but instead remember all the chances that were created through enterprising play from the first whistle to the last.
SATURDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
1st XV v RGS Lancaster (A) Won 38-0
Sedbergh continued their good form with an away victory over RGS Lancaster to extend the winning streak to ten matches in a row. First half scores from Crossdale and McPhillips gave Sedbergh a comfortable lead going into the break against a very competitive Lancaster side.
The second half proved to be all Sedbergh as they stepped up a gear scoring three tries in very quick succession through Harry Halsall and two for Jack Solman.
The last try went to John Statham after a great period of play from a new look Sedbergh side that made eighteen changes in the final fifteen minutes of the match. A good win for the 1st XV in what is the start of a very tough month ahead.
Tries; Crossdale, McPhillips, Halsall, Solman 2, Statham
Cons; Mcphillips 2, Crossdale 1, Brown 1
2nd XV v RGS Lancaster (A) Won 59-10
Pack too loose in 1st half but played together in 2nd. Backs were much better than opponents as the game wore on.
Tries; Brown, Savage 2, Lewin 3, Corder, Cowell, Blackhall
Cons; Brown 7/9
A1 v RGS Lancaster (H) Won 51-0
A1 produced their best performance of the season against a reasonable Lancaster outfit. The early exchanges were fairly even but we gradually started to put phases together and reaped the reward when First Ethan Madronal and then Chris Sanders crashed over to finish of good periods of play.
The score was 22-0 at the break but hammer blows were delivered early in the second half when we scored twice from long range, firstly through Madronal, who finished with a hat-trick, and then Max Silvester who went 60m to score with his first touch after coming on as a replacement. The Lancaster heads started to drop at this point and we took full advantage to run out comfortable winners.
A2 v RGS Lancaster (H) Won 32-7
Sedbergh kicked with the wind and slope in the first half and established a good lead at half time. Lancaster put up a good fight in the second half despite a couple of injuries and scored a good try in the corner which was well converted. Sedbergh broke away towards the end scoring a further try after good work by the forwards.
B1 v RGS Lancaster (H) Won 76-0
C1 v RGS Lancaster (H) Won 53-0
A good win for C1 in a match which was not the one-sided affair the scoreline would suggest. Lancaster were physical and committed and forced errors at the breakdown and in our handling out wide, meaning we were only 17-0 up at half time.
However, a more clinical second half performance, with some excellent rugby played, saw us stretch away as the opposition tired. It was pleasing to keep a clean sheet in defence for the second match running. Harry Hill was the pick of the individual performances with four tries to his name.
C2 v RGS Lancaster (H) Lost 33-17
C2 once again came up against a sturdy opponent. The boys rallied together in the first half and held off many aggressive attacks from RGS Lancaster. However, the lads dropped off in the second half and their opposition took advantage and pulled away without response from the home team. We will learn a lot from this game, but what we can be sure of is that we will improve as a team before Wednesday.