School Sport: Marshalls Park seal rugby double
PUBLISHED: 16:44 18 December 2015 | UPDATED: 16:44 18 December 2015
Marshalls Park 25 Redden Court 5
Marshalls Park completed a winning double over their Redden Court rivals in a return rugby fixture.
Park had edged to victory in the first meeting at Redden Court and the first half of this match started with both teams seeming to be evenly matched.
Some great rucking from Cunningham led to turnover ball and Marshalls started their attack through LeBeau in a new position at fly-half, who showed good distribution along the back line.
Redden Court looked strong in the scrum and dominated initially, but a positional change saw Kuzsel move to prop and he scored a try in the corner after a scrum.
Redden Court were not to be defeated easily and kept their heads high, but Mennear showed his understanding of the game, catching the restart and showing great strength to carry the ball through the middle and make great territory.
However, it was all square at 5-5 at half time, with Marshalls somewhat disappointed having dominated in the first half.
Some changes on the wing brought on fresh legs, with Fletcher and Tracey showing their pace, getting stuck into the game with some strong tackles and carries along the way.
Kinata switched to centre and showed excellent ball-carrying skills, with his attacking runs proving difficult to defend as he went over the line.
Romain Arnold also set out with a point to prove and, after a disappointing previous game, carried the ball strongly in both hands to set up a play for Brooker to send Kuzsel over for his second try.
From there, momentum picked up for Brooker and Winney, who showed himself as a force to be reckoned with to add his name to the scoresheet.
Kuzsel then produced the play of the game with an incredible offload out of the back of his hand for winger Mowle to make great ground.
Samuel Winney was named man of the match for Marshalls Park and coach Miss Whitley said: “I’m extremely proud of the team, who demonstrated a vast improvement in the ability of all players and a much greater understanding of the game than previously.
“Credit to Redden Court for excellent sportsmanship.”