RUGBY: St Neots youngsters rack up a half-century in high-scoring success

Action from St Neots Under 14s' success against Ely in the East Midlands Cup. Picture: SUBMITTED

Action from St Neots Under 14s' success against Ely in the East Midlands Cup. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

St Neots Under 14s brought the curtain down on their first competitive East Midlands Cup campaign with a high-scoring success.

Action from St Neots Under 14s' success against Ely in the East Midlands Cup. Picture: SUBMITTED

Action from St Neots Under 14s' success against Ely in the East Midlands Cup. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

The young Saints racked up a half-century of points as they beat Ely 55-5 last Sunday with captain Jack Wilkie providing the first of five first-half tries.

Centre Bradley Young was the next player to touch down and he completed his brace after his side weathered a spell of Ely pressure.

Wilkie then matched that feat before Archie Ray finished a flowing move in the corner – and Saints continued to show their class in the second half.

Adam Watling added two further tries with Tom Hagger also getting in on the act before Ely claimed a consolation.

Action from St Neots Under 14s' success against Ely in the East Midlands Cup. Picture: SUBMITTED

Action from St Neots Under 14s' success against Ely in the East Midlands Cup. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant


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But Saints saved the best until last with a 15-player move being finished by Jake Sheppard.

Watling kicked three conversions for Saints with man-of-the-match Young adding the extras on two occasions.

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St Neots Under 14 squad: Adam Arnold, George Baxter, Keane Fielding, Alfie Flattley, Fraser Gunn, Tom Hagger, Coby Jim-Huttley, Dylan Leach, Jack Oddy, Jake Parker, Archie Ray, Taylan Sheik, Jake Sheppard, Isaac Silverthorne, Gabriel Smith, Nathan Sweeney, Ben Tilley, Adam Watling, Jack Wilkie, Bradley Young.

Action from St Neots Under 14s' success against Ely in the East Midlands Cup. Picture: SUBMITTED

Action from St Neots Under 14s' success against Ely in the East Midlands Cup. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

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