Rugby Union: Romford under-14s produce storming comeback to beat Basildon

PUBLISHED: 15:00 16 March 2017

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Friendly: Basildon 22 Romford 27

A late Brandon Farrant try helped Romford under-14s come from behind to win 27-22 at Basildon.

The young Romford squad were on the back foot early on as Basildon made a strong start and dominated the play, with some good passing and strong scrums.

The hosts ran in four tries in total in a dominant opening half, with Romford trailing 22-0 at half time.

Needing a strong start to the second period, Romford achieved just that when Harrison Sykes passed to Robson Burke, who ran through to touch down.

Try number two followed soon after when Brandan Farrant rounded off a fine team move.

With momentum now firmly behind Romford, Harry Wright pounced on a error by the Basildon fullback for the visitors’ third try of the match.

Farrant added the extras, with Romford now only trailing 22-17 after a stellar start to the second period.

When Ronnie Brooks crashed over less than a minute later for Romford’s fourth try, the teams were level.

With Basildon stunned, Romford took full advantage to move ahead with Farrant scoring another good try to cap a memorable comeback.

Romford: M Wilson, Walker, Calarus, Courtney, Brooks, Sykes, Williams, Ridley, McCloud, Farrant, James, Brindle, Ellis, Burke, Wright, McVelia, Taylor

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