Wisbech U16 5 Bourne U16 50
BOURNE returned from Wisbech with a magnificent result after travelling with no replacements and one player making his debut.
Right from the kick off Bourne showed determination, overshadowing the larger Wisbech side in numbers and size.
The scoring was opened by Tyler Bailey, and converted by Chris Ashwell, and that try was and quickly followed by a second, scored by Harry Jervis. Ashwell again converted.
Sitting on an early 14 point lead, Bourne played some first class rugby, showing great technical ability.
A forward pass from Bourne led to the first scrum of the match, which is always a test for the forwards, but the Bourne scrum drove Wisbech off the ball to turn over possession and maintain the pressure.
The next try came from Tai Mutisi. He caught a poorly taken kick to storm in under the posts. Ashwell’s boot made it 21-0. Josh Nassau was next on the scoresheet with an unconverted try in the corner.
Wisbech pulled a try back but Bourne’s response was swift.
A crunching tackle from Harry Bower and a well–taken interception by Mutisi led to his second try, which with Ashwell’s conversion took the score to 5-33 at half-time.
A terrific break from Ashwell made it 38-5 and Scott Blockley ran free to add another under the posts. That was converted and Bower powered over from short range to round off the scoring.
Every Bourne player had an outstanding game but man-of-the-match for his outstanding work in the lineout and control at the breakdown was Tom Millar.
Bourne: Charlie Legge, Harry Bower, Harry Jervis, Tom Millar, Scott Blockley, Chris Gent, Tyler Bailey, Tai Mutisi, Chris Ashwell, Josh Nassau, Ben Quinlan, Olly Rushen, Joe Smith, Sam Robinson and Craig Turner.