Stags overwhelm St Ives in Mobbs Plate Cup
Huntingdon Stags U13 36-0 St Ives U13 --- HUNTINGDON Stags U13 overwhelmed rivals St Ives in the Mobbs Plate Cup fixture in rain-soaked conditions at the Racecourse. Stags showed no signs of rustiness from the Christmas lay-off, and opened the scoring wi
Huntingdon Stags U13 36-0 St Ives U13 ---
HUNTINGDON Stags U13 overwhelmed rivals St Ives in the Mobbs Plate Cup fixture in rain-soaked conditions at the Racecourse.
Stags showed no signs of rustiness from the Christmas lay-off, and opened the scoring with a try in the first minute.
George Furbank's kick was gathered and an overlap worked to put George Napier over on the right.
The early score settled the Stags who continued to look threatening through the first period, although St Ives fought hard defensively and had the better of exchanges in the scrum.
Pressure from the Stags eventually told and a series of crisp handling moves by the backs enabled Jon Petch to score twice before the break, with characteristic strong runs. George Furbank converted one try, making the score at the break 18-0.
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In the second period St Ives had a few penalty opportunities and asked questions of the Stags through their inside backs, but Stags, led by excellent tackling from man-of-the-match Will Sampson, ensured they were repelled.
Stags looked good in possession, with Xavier Parker finishing off good all-round approach work for a try and James Harris also touching down.
Stags made a few replacements and the final act was left to Australian Eamon Cupitt, who scored a stunning mazy try, covering 75 metres and evading the opposition to crash over, and the conversion brought up the final score of 36-0.