https://www.blaydonrfc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/277785449_2223924664441252_5242261337584010163_n.jpg 800 1200 Jonathan Chapman https://www.blaydonrfc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/blaydon-rfc-white-logo-140x200-1.png Jonathan Chapman2022-04-05 19:01:572022-04-05 19:01:57Stourbridge out Pace Blaydon with Rundle Running Riot!!!
Stourbridge opened the scoring on 3 minutes when a break blind from inside their own half released winger Dan Rundle who stepped Blaydon full back to score.
Pleasingly for the home support Blaydon’s response was fairly immediate and a kick to the corner led to a 5 metre line out, which created a catch and drive opportunity that was well controlled by Danny Gray at the back of the maul and he went over to score.
Just 4 minutes later Stourbridge ran it from their own 22 and centre Feyi-Waboso alluded opposite number Alex Clark and then full back Jack Appleton to score an excellent solo try.
The frequent scoring continued thanks to a great break by John Clarkson who was well supported by Daz Fearn and then Will Varley was on hand to score under the posts.
There was 20 minute lull in the try scoring but some good enterprising rugby being played by both sides without impacting on the score. Then on the stroke of half time Blaydon ran the ball from half way and excellent hands from forwards Varley and Gray released Sommersall and he handed off two defenders to score in the corner. This was well converted by Clarkson to take Blaydon into half time ahead 19-14.
The 2nd half started just like the first with both side playing expansive rugby but a poor kick from Blaydon was the creator of the first try, and the ball again found its way to Dan Rundle who was in space and again he finished with ease.
Frustratingly for the home side virtually straight from the kick off Stourbridge found space out wide again, this time Dan Rundle broke down the left wing but generously fed back inside to centre Heatley to score.
The left wing was now the source of all Stourbridge’s efforts and just a few minutes later the ball again reached Dan Rundle again in space and he finished off well again. Blaydon 19 v Stourbridge 29
Blaydon finally fronted up in the 2nd half having been spectators for the first 15 minutes but after 15 minutes of sustained pressure in the Stourbridge half they failed to produce a score.
Then on 69 minutes Stourbridge again found space on the left and the impressive centre Feyi-Waboso broke the Blaydon line again and fed in Rundle for his 4th try of the try of the game, which turned out to be the games last.
Stourbridge deserving victors after an excellent 2nd half performance especially by Feyi-Waboso and Rundle.
Full Time: Blaydon 18 v Stourbridge 36
Blaydon: Appleton, Ashman, Cooney, Clark, Sommarsall, Marshall (C), Clarkson, Fearn, Gray, Dodds, Wright, Phillips, Varley, Harrison, Charlton.
Replacements: Duffy, Brantingham, Chaplin, Richardson, Dowell
Stourbridge: Harrison, Moseley, Feyi-Waboso, Heatley, Rundle, Penn (C), Morgan, George, Lea, Thorne, O’Sullivan, Murphy, Mukarati, Mifsud, Moore
Replacements: Sturdy, Protheroe, Mcloed, Scott, Pritchard
REFEREE: Lly Apgeraint-Roberts
STAR MAN: Stourbridge – Feyi-Waboso
Tries: Gray 9, Varley 18, Somersall 39
Conversions: Clarkson 19, 40
Tries: Rundle 3, 46, 53, 68, Feyi-Waboso 13, Heatley 49
Conversions: Morgan 4, 14, 69