RUGBY: Cambridgeshire County Cup glory for Huntingdon youngsters
- Credit: Archant
One Huntingdon junior side celebrated Cambridgeshire County Cup glory yesterday – while a set of stablemates delivered a gallant performance in the defeat.
The Stags Under 14 team captured their county crown with a 15-7 victory in a showpiece clash at Cambridge.
Not even Storm Freya could stop the local lads from delivering a whirlwind performance to roar to victory.
A converted Cambridge try opened the scoring before Stags hit back when Georgios Ifandis touched down and the turnaround was completed by a try from player-of-the-match Kieran Deans.
Stags then had the strong wind at their backs in the second period and sealed a memorable success when Eddy Brennan went over.
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But the Under 16s were unable to complete a famous double as they were beaten 20-5 at Saffron Walden in their final.
The hosts claimed two tries in both halves with the solitary Stags’ score coming from Finn Matthews during the second period.
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Jace Craig was agonisingly bundled into touch within half-a-metre of the try line earlier in a contest in which Stags applied plenty of pressure but could find no other way through a resolute Saffron Walden defence.