School Sport: Redden Court rugby boys shine
PUBLISHED: 15:00 03 March 2015
Squads impress at Essex Schools’ events
Redden Court pupils impressed at the Essex Schools Rugby Festival.
The year 10 squad faced seven other schools, whose teams mostly consisted of year 11 students.
And they showed a good attitude and worked hard in difficult conditions against older and more physical opponents.
A spokesman said: “The boys should be proud of the effort they displayed and were unlucky not to be more successful on the day.”
The year seven team scored 11 tries in their three matches, which made them the top scorers in their group, but they were pipped to top spot by Albany, by just one try.
Redden Court: Charlie Lennon-Dreher, Sharif Salem, Tommie Sayer, Lewis Hill, Harvey Stone, James Parker, Will Dickson, Freddy Shepherd, Justin Kidzinskas, Jack Baines, Michael Clutterbuck, Alexander Philpin.
The year eight squad also shone, ahead of the Havering Festival later this month, and drew with eventual winners Hall Mead in their first fixture.
Redden Court beat Royal Liberty and Leytonsone and needed another win against Chingford to top their group, given their superior try difference.
But with Hall Mead watching on, they fell behind to a hotly disputed try.
And despite a brave rally that saw them score a try of their own, Redden Court could not find a winning score.
A spokesman said: “The boys were impressive throughout and should be proud of their achievements.
“Special praise should be reserved for James Lickfold for his numerous tries and the big performances from Liam Palmer-Anscombe, AJ Jordan and Frankie Camden, who all led from the front.”
Redden Court: Connor Hardy, TJ Proctor, Ben Walton, Torez Lacey, Ben Shawyer, Nana Ossei, Jack Bennett, Jack Wilkinson, James Lickfold, Billy Coulthurst, AJ Jordan, Ryan Baines, Lewis Backhouse, Dan Simmons, Callum Newman, Frankie Camden.
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