Sunderland RFC U17 7 – 51 Blaydon RFC U17 – County Cup Quarter Final – Sunday November 10th
Match summary from Steven Davidson
Today we got all of our u17s together who were fit or able to play. We were pleased to welcome Tristan back who was able to help us out in the centres (he did more than that scoring 2 of our fist 3 tries) and setting our tempo which we were able to keep throughout the game.
The forwards were immense today winning scrums against the head and annihilating a much bigger pack in all aspects of the game. The two Props Kieron and Kelvin played the full game and made hard yards and big hits throughout. Hooker Sabbi had a great game scoring a try from a lovely Liam kick through, but also showing excellent physicality in defence.
The 2nd rows Matty Woods and Ethan both notched and Ethan managed a hattrick. Both very powerful and brave throughout.
The back row of Joey, Richie and Jacob, who was my star player today, were absolutely everywhere tackling, bashing the ball up, popping up in the backs and generally breaking up anything Sunderland tried.
Liam linked play well and sniped when needed. His kick for Sabbi ‘s try was class and he even survived an attempted decapitation.
Harvey did us a solid playing the whole game out of position at fly half but you’d think he played their all of the time. He kicked well and often the timing of his passes for people to run onto was superb and kept us hitting the gaps.
Jack and Kerem two of our top team wingers ended up playing together for a while in the centres and made some good breaks, but the best bit was their tackling which stopped Sunderland’s main weapon in attack straight away.
The wingers and fullback Kris, Ewan and Nathan, ran back all of Sunderland’s desperation clearance kicks with interest and defended well.
The coaching team are really chuffed with the performance from the lads as there were no rests for anyone and they put in a tremendous shift.
Details of the Semi Final to follow soon
Points- Tries Ethan x 3, Jacob, Matty Woods, Sabbi, Tristan x 2 and Harvey. Plus Harvey 3 conversions