cruise to BB&O trophy (18.04.02)
U19 43, Redingensians U19 8
Maidenhead Under 19 Colts rebounded from their narrow defeat in
the semi-finals of the National Cup with a resounding win over Redingensians
in the final of the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Championship at Bletchley
Maids put down a marker in the first minute when Tom Guest burst
clear from his own half to score under the posts.
Redingensians responded with some good pressure to win a penalty
and take three points.
This was returned with interest as centres Simon Ward and Nils Mordt
took Maids back upfield before Guest drove over from 10 yards.
With half-backs Gareth Edwards and Daniel Martin getting a good
supply of ball, Maids backs were rampant and another searing
break by Mordt left James Haskell with just two defenders to beat
to score Maids third.
Guest then stole the ball in a maul in his own 22 and winger Lee
raced clear and then off-loaded to Matt Ansell who then put flanker
Stuart Douglas clear to score under the posts.
Within minutes his back row colleague Haskell found a gap and sprinted
60 yards to score which, with three conversions from Mordt, gave
Maids a 31-3 half-time lead.
The second half was a relatively relaxed affair but yielded a sparkling
opening try when wingers Lee and Ansell burst clear and set up a
try for Mordt who needed a little assistance from the giant lock
John Jenkins to bulldoze the last five metres.
Redingensians scored a breakaway try before flanker Charles Branch
made a fine blindside break for the final score.