Romford & Gidea Park boys earn bragging rights

PUBLISHED: 12:00 27 February 2017 | UPDATED: 11:40 28 February 2017

Action from Romford & Gidea Park under-16s clash with Upminster

Action from Romford & Gidea Park under-16s clash with Upminster


Romford & GP 44 Upminster 12

Romford & Gidea Park under-16s earned the local bragging rights over Upminster in their latest league match at the weekend.

Faced by a large, physical pack and playing into the wind in the first half, Park saw Upminster fail to take the kick-off cleanly and went to the blindside from a scrum for number eight Cameron Petrie to send scrum-half Dan Fox over inside 90 seconds.

Upminster used their big forwards to work their way upfield and get back on level terms, but Romford were soon back on the attack after their mobile forwards moved the ball well for centre Charlie Rawlings to go over in the corner.

Romford’s third try of the morning came from a loose Upminster clearance that was taken by full-back Tom Medaglia who made good ground before the ball found the flying winger Peter Adeoye to scorch along the wing and touch down.

But Romford then seemed to fall asleep towards the end of the half and enabled Upminster to score their second try of the morning and cut the gap to 15-12 at the interval.

Park had the wind at their backs in the second half and they decided to run the ball as much as possible to pull Upminster’s pack across the pitch.

The move paid dividends straight away as the ball was shipped to Petrie to score a converted try and Park then produced some superb handling to score more tries through Connor Madden and Callum Fahy.

Adeoye added two more scores on the wing to complete his first hat-trick in club colours and cap a very impressive team effort as every boy played their part in a superb win.

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