u16s victorious against local rivals
By Jorrit Schrauwers
Late penalty seals Staines win
A close game against a side with similar capabilities to ourselves. However, they only had thirteen players so well done to Callum and Jacob who volunteered to play for the opposition
Staines started the game well, but despite some early pressure Esher defended well and kept us out. After that Esher upped their game and were camped in our 22 for some time before eventually breaking through for a converted try.
Soon after they scored another to go 14-0 up. Here the U16s showed how they had grown over the past few years as they fought to stay in the game. They were rewarded with a try at the last minute of the first half to finish the half 14-5 down
The second half continued in the same vein with neither side able to assert control over the game, however, Staines managed to score a converted try to bring the score to 14-12.
A late penalty to Staines took the score to 14-15 and despite a full on effort from Esher, the Staines players held on for a well deserved win.