SEDBERGH V MILLFIELD 2013
After a very one-sided match in Abu Dhabi earlier on in the season resulted in a heavy loss, Sedbergh
With a big crowd and an incredibly exciting atmosphere throughout the match Sedbergh’s physicality, focus and commitment rattled Millfield in the first half to go into the break leading 17 – 3. The first Sedbergh try went to Charlie Greene after a great break from the outstanding John McPhillips.
Straight from the next kick off Sedbergh went on the attack again with man of the match Will Thornton rampaging down the middle of the field and offloading to Alex Moon, the ball was then recycled quickly and with the Millfield
Knowing the next fifteen minutes was a crucial period, Sedbergh took control at the start of the second half but unfortunately could not cross the Millfield line after some wonderful play by the backs. However constant pressure led to John McPhillips converting a penalty to stretch out the lead to 20 – 3. Millfield
The Millfield try eventually came from a pinpoint
1st XV Captain, Christie, said “What pleased me was the determination that we had when we did not have the ball, having the work rate in
Yes, there was added motivation from Abu Dhabi – we probably had our worst performance of the year then and didn’t adapt to the conditions, but we knew that if we played near our best we could turn them over, even away from home. We have Llandovery today – this time two years ago they came to Sedbergh and put 25 points on us, so we will want to settle that score.”