Round-up: Neots U13 win derby-day clash against Ives
St Neots 29-12 St Ives ST NEOTS and St Ives U13 locked horns in an entertaining local derby at The Common on Saturday and the home side put the first score on the board after just ten minutes. Ian Donald crashed through to score a try out wide and flanker
St Neots 29-12 St Ives
ST NEOTS and St Ives U13 locked horns in an entertaining local derby at The Common on Saturday and the home side put the first score on the board after just ten minutes.
Ian Donald crashed through to score a try out wide and flanker Ollie Donald then powered through three tackles to score on the left. With Ives in disarray, Ian Donald sliced through to score with Ben Thompson successful with the kick.
The second half began with Ives looking likely to score but an interception by Ben Thompson allowed Richard Blackburn to pick up the ball and score for Neots.
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Josh Lofty's efforts were rewarded with a try under the posts and Ben Rodgers added the extras with the kick.
St Ives fly-half Sam Hirons responded with a cross-field kick and Luke Green gathered the ball and went in under the posts, with Hirons converting the kick. St Ives were inspired and winger Stan Smith outpaced everyone to score.
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Huntingdon Stags had 15 players available for the three matches against hosts St Neots and Ely.
The first match against Ely finished 4-4 with Jason Graham notching three tries but the second match against the host club saw them miss out 7-4. The final match against Ely resulted in a 2-1 defeat.
Four games resulted in three wins and a narrow defeat for the young Stags. Harry Thorpe starred in the 11-6 win against St Neots in the first match and a 10-4 win over Ely followed with Lorcan Harbour excelling.
St Neots gained some revenge in the third game with a 6-5 win but Ely were put to the sword again in the final match which Stags won 6-2.
Stags faced St Neots, Kempston and Ely in a four-way match at St Neots.
Stags were rampant in game one against Kempston, winning the match 7-0 but the second match was a tense affair against St Neots that saw Stags save the day with a last-minute equalizer for 2-2 draw.
The third match was against a strong looking Ely side. Stags looked the better side throughout but only won 1-0.
Stags faced the triangular match against St Neots and Ely with a full strong squad available.
Stags' first game was against Ely and with Adam Garrood on song they romped home 21-0.
Stags then met St Neots with Harry Beet and Garrood once again dictating play. Neots were never allowed to get their game going and Stags won the day 26-0.
Stags overwhelmed Kettering on Sunday, continuing the good form which they have shown since November.
Two early tries from Eamon Cupitt provided the ideal platform and further tries came from Jon Petch (2), Xavier Parker and Charles Saunders, with George Furbank converting three.
Two tries were added in the second half by Parker and Petch, and one conversion in the half left the score 48-0 at the end.