Team Middlesex Match Reports
Team Middlesex U16s v Hampshire
|Date:||Sunday 25 Oct 2015|
|Competition:||County Grade Match
|Result:||Middlesex 31, Hampshire 17
A very close, hard fought game saw the under 16s take a well earned victory in their first run out of the season.
Middlesex applied all the early pressure and threatened the Hampshire goal line on a number of occasions. In the eighth minute Hampshire scored a break-away try against the run of play, which went unconverted. 0-5
In the 12th minute after sustained pressure Middlesex scored a fine try by scrum half Eddy Morgan, this was converted by Ryan Couch 7-5.
Middlesex in the first quarter had the lions share but a turnover ball allowed Hampshire to run in a try from 60 meters which was duly converted putting the score at 7-12 to the visitors. Hampshire soon began to get on top with the set scrum and scored 2 more tries taking the half time score to 7-22 to Hampshire.
The second half saw Middlesex get off to a good start and scored an unconverted try. A number of substitutions were made and things started to happen for Middlesex. In a period of 10 minutes Middlesex scored 3 tries of which one was converted, taking the score to 24-22.
With 5 minutes remaining Middlesex backs moved some good ball and scored a converted try putting the score at 31-22 to the home side.
The last 5 minutes saw Hampshire battling hard and scored a well deserved try which went unconverted. Final score Middlesex 31 – Hampshire 27
Ryan Couch, Daniel Njoku,Theo Grant, Ronan Maloney, Tom Scott, Shane Barry, Edward Morgan, Harry Robbins, Vlad Dumbrova, Luke Green, Tom Rossage, Devis Acellam, Charles Smith, Max Simpson, Daniel Roche, Clement Harrison, Daniel Kendall – Troughton, Henry Ryan, Luke Parry, Alfie Downing, Jonathan Phillips, Joshua Chippendale, Ciaran Poynter