Colts won away 5 - 17 to Egremont. The lads are now top of the U17 league. Match report thanks to Chris Parry-Jones.
Northern U17s travelled to Egremont with a squad of 17. After nearly a 3 hour journey to get to our host's ground Northern started slowly leaving their ‘A’ game on the bus and making some unforced errors. With Egremont trying to play expansive rugby our great defensive work kept them at bay while the lads tried to wake up! Midway through the first half some good passing through the hands enabled Josh Vince Urwin to touchdown in the corner. Conversion missed 5 – 0 at halftime.
Early in the second half good play by the hosts gave them numbers over in the backs and they went over in the corner, conversion missed 5 - 5. Now the lads had to show some grit and determination and picked up their game. The hosts started to make handling errors and some great tackling, tactical kicking and total domination in the scrum gave Jake Macdonald the chance to crash over under the posts and Joshto convert. Northern continued to soak up the pressure from a good side and start winning good lineout ball. Two injuries meant down to bare 15, but both subs gave it their all their all. 12 minutes from time a great break and chip down the touchline by Josh was followed up by the flying scrum half Kane Appleby-Rutter charging over in the corner to the delight of his team mates. Final score 17 – 5. Great hosts but importantly a great win and fantastic team spirit shown. MOTM Josh Vince Urwin.
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