Team Middlesex Match Reports
Sussex U18s v Team Middlesex
|Date:||8th November 2015|
|Result:||Sussex 41, Middlesex 13|
On a wet and dreary Sunday, Middlesex had to overcome memories of earlier in the calendar year when Sussex were very convincing victors at under 17 level.
With neither team changing much from that game, today showed how far Middlesex have come as group of players.
Middlesex started well and a fortuitous intercepted try for Sussex meant Middlesex went 5 v 0 down early on. A well taken second for Sussex meant that the score line quickly opened to 12 v 0 within the first 10 minutes. This did not stop Middlesex from applying pressure and contesting breakdowns with aggression and a precision which resulted in mistakes by Sussex. A penalty by Will Taylor and a further score by Sussex meant it was 3 v 17 at half time in tightly contested free flowing game.
Middlesex continuously made changes to allow players game time throughout the match. Several players had mini bursts of game time and made impacts in attack In defence Sussex were always under pressure trying to stop Josh Steadman. He was a constant threat to the opposition and his chip and chase resulted in him collecting his own kick and then a perfect offload meant that speed merchant Lewis Graham could canter to the try line.
Full time score Middlesex 13 v 41 Sussex
Team Middlesex Andrew Barton, Ben Retter, Daniel Cussons, Lewis Ellingham, James Wilson, Jake Sugg, Finlay McBrearty, Chris Kinyingi, Zee U’Chong, Will Taylor, Charlie Page, Giorgio Arricale, Mordecai Oladimeji, Andrew Skow, Josh Steadman, Benoit Isreal, Ali Cornelius, Alex Marks, Alex Pentecost, Albert Redman, Celton Bruito-Loato, Lewis Graham, Luke Varrell, Ronaldo Boyle