Nice-try Saints thrash Boro
St Ives U17s 34 Peterborough U17s 7 SAINTS eventually ran away with this game but even they will admit it was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests. The opening encounters saw the St Ives pack in control and Dan Bainbridge scored two fine tries with D
St Ives U17s 34 Peterborough U17s 7
SAINTS eventually ran away with this game but even they will admit it was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests.
The opening encounters saw the St Ives pack in control and Dan Bainbridge scored two fine tries with Dan Breed adding a conversion to get the board moving.
After a period of Peterborough pressure, St Ives broke into the opposition half, forcing a penalty which was converted by Breed.
Peterborough's strong forwards began to make ground and were finally rewarded with a converted try.
Tom Brown created a great try for Matt Nice to score early in the second half and after a long period of sustained Peterborough pressure Ives nicked the ball and were able to break out and snatch the first of two more converted tries.
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James Wood cut in to score the first and Tom Brown latched on to a great pass to score the second under the posts. Breed added conversions to complete the scoring.
* St Neots Colts enjoyed a 21-20 victory against Wellingborough in a thrilling contest.
The visitors came out for the second half five points up from their late unconverted try but fine second half displays from Harry Morris, Chris Viggers and Joe Sales saw Saints turn it around.
The first of three converted second half tries came from Kieran O'Connell, the second from Adam Porter and the third was again from O'Connell.
Kicker Josh Liddle's conversions proved crucial as Wellingborough scored three tries of their own but failed to add the extra points and St Neots clung on.
* St Neots U12s had a mixed day in their East Midlands tournament where they defeated a Luton side, drew against Bedford but lost to Dunstablians.
Ben Clare's score and Lewis Medlow's conversion helped see off Luton, while Callum Austen scored in the draw against Bedford.
Cameron Horn scored a try in the 7-5 defeat to Dunstablians, while Adam Williams and George Peacock were named men of the tournament for St Neots.