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Match Report: Suffolk Vs Cambridgeshire U14 Colchester 14th October 2012

Game1 Suffolk’s first game of the season proved to be a close exciting game with some great skill on display. The first half saw Cambridgeshire move 10-0 up with 2 well worked tries which were unconverted but Suffolk came back into the game as the half progressed missing 2 great opportunities to score through handling errors. Suffolk did score with the last play of the half through some determined physical forward play, to make it 10-7 at the break. Cambridgeshire now had the wind and used it to put pressure on the Suffolk line to score the last score of the game early in the second half making it 15-7. This is how remained until the final whistle with victory to Cambridgeshire but with the Suffolk scrummage starting to show real promise as the game progressed. There were some notable contributions for Suffolk from Troy Palmer (C), Aaron Miller and Toby Allday.

Suffolk U14

Suffolk U14

Game 2 provided a very close first half during which the teams battled hard and scored some excellent tries with some intuitive running rugby. With the score just 15-10 at the half way point Suffolk were able to utilise there powerful runners in the second half and run away with a resounding final score of 56-15. Suffolk had several strong performers throughout the game including James Bellhouse at inside centre who scored a Hat-trick of impressive tries beating several players and outsprinting the defence on all three occasions. A very high standard of rugby was displayed by both teams although there were still areas for improvement which the coaching staff of both teams will look to improve on during the upcoming training sessions. Overall it was a very rewarding afternoon of rugby for all and the players should be proud to have represented their county.

More information http://clubs.rfu.com/Clubs/portals/suffolk/U14Development6452.aspx

The Royal Hospital School is a coeducational boarding and day school for 11 to 18 years olds set in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside overlooking the River Stour. http://www.royalhospitalschool.org