School Sport: Brave Redden Court bow out
PUBLISHED: 15:30 04 February 2015
Rugby squad’s run comes to an end
Redden Court’s year nine rugby squad bowed out of the Essex Cup after a brave quarter-final display against Trinity.
The Romford pupils were making their first-ever appearance in the last eight and were underdogs against a very well organised and accomplished Trinity side.
Both teams conceded scrums and penalties in a scrappy start, before Trinity took the lead with a try after three missed tackles in the middle of the pitch.
Redden Court rallied and started to get a foothold in the game, pinning their rivals in their own half and looking certain to score.
Fantastic ball handling and rucking forced Trinity back, but Redden Court were left to rue a knock-on close to the line and to make matters worse their opponents doubled their lead soon after.
Trinity added a third try in the second half, as the wintry conditions deteriorated, and Redden Court were disappointed to bow out but determined to end their season on a high.
Redden Court had taken on Coopers Coborn a few days earlier and worked hard to keep possession and put together effective phases.
A dominant Coopers side led 15-5 at half time, though, and scored three more tries in the second half to run out 30-5 winners.
Redden Court: Demi Guvenc, Gabrielle Purkis, Harvey Morement, Nathan Clarke, Luke Swift, Joseph Piercy, Callum Francis, Jacob Roberts, Seb Williams, Max Shepherd, Jack Tull, Kieran Cunningham, Robbie Ward, Ross Littleton, Patrick Payla, James Junior-Brown, Ahmet Hassan, Sam Banyard, Alex Nelson, John Doku, George Folley.
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