RUGBY: Cambridgeshire County Cup glory for Huntingdon youngsters

Huntingdon Under 14s celebrated Cambridgeshire County Cup success on Sunday. Picture: SUBMITTED

Huntingdon Under 14s celebrated Cambridgeshire County Cup success on Sunday. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

One Huntingdon junior side celebrated Cambridgeshire County Cup glory yesterday – while a set of stablemates delivered a gallant performance in the defeat.

Huntingdon Under 16s were beaten at Saffron Walden in the Cambridgeshire County Cup final. Picture:

Huntingdon Under 16s were beaten at Saffron Walden in the Cambridgeshire County Cup final. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

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.

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