U16 rugby match report Vs Manchester Grammar School (12-01-19)
LRGS 26 – MGS 28
The team arrived at Manchester understanding the game wasn’t going to be easy, but nevertheless this didn’t deter them at all. The match kicked off with two easy tries going to Manchester due to a lack of organisation and an unprepared defensive shape. However, this was worked on throughout the first half and the boys put up a good defence, leading to a scrum and turnover where the forwards all put in some hard graft and created a try for Louis evens (7). Another try was scored in quick succession, a fast direct run from Campbell Murrell (13) out of the LRGS 22 led to gaps created for William Douglas (12) to back himself and power the rest of the way over, the try was duly converted by Jack Copsey (8) with the score 14:12 to Manchester at half time. The boys went back out and unfortunately conceded due to missed tackles and Manchester also converted the kick and took their lead to 9 points. Lancaster quickly replied with another well worked effort to fight their way under the posts and another try was awarded to William Douglas as the Manchester defence couldn’t defend his attacking lines, set up by the composed James Eccles (10). The kick was converted. After a lot of attacking phases, Lancaster were forced into making mistakes which led to another try against them. Despite being on the back foot, a scoring opportunity was well spotted by James Eccles as he kicked through the defence for Ethan Connor (15) to pace past Manchester and score one more for the Lancaster lads. The kick was converted but after a long game of continuous attacks and several important mistakes the final score was 28:26 to Manchester.
C.Murrell - Captain