Cougars hit form with dramatic win

Joe Brooks, wrong footing the Lincoln defence to score for Stamford Yellows'Photo: pip@acelensman.com
Joe Brooks, wrong footing the Lincoln defence to score for Stamford Yellows'Photo: pip@acelensman.com
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Stamford RFC U8

STAMFORD Yellows began well against Lincoln with Scott Meriman opening the scoring.

Will Jordan and Harvey Warters soon adding to the tally – Warters with a great run down the touchline.

Freddie Bloom, continuing to gain form, finished a move started by Angus Bowling and scored for a second consecutive week.

However, Lincoln’s A team proved too strong and Stamford could not quite hold on for the win.

In their second game, they again suffered a defeat but played well with Joe Brooks going in for a try early on, followed by Sam Wilson and Tom Johnson-Copas scoring a further two.

l THE Blues won both their games against the Lincoln sides.

Some great offloads between Robert Williams and Sam Hughes, and determined play from Tom Dancy and Finn Cordial helped Blues to a convincing 10-2 win in the first game.

The boys also played well in defence, Tom Chesworth’s good positioning and aggressive tagging contributed to several turnovers.

In the second game tensions were high, as the score remained 1-0 to Stamford until the final stages. Then three tries in quick succession (Sam Hughes and JJ Nightingale) gave Stamford a deserved 4-1 win.

Stamford Yellows: Tom Johnson-Copas (2), Scott Merriam (1), Harvey Warters (1), Freddie Bloom (1), Joe Brooks (1), Will Jordan (1), Sam Wilson (1), Thomas Cox, Angus Bowling (1).

Stamford Blues: Robert Williams (3), Sam Hughes (6), Tom Dancy (3), Tom Chesworth (1), Tom Hattee, Finn Cordial, JJ Nightingale (1), James Birbeck.

Stamford RFC U12s

DOMINANT forwards and fluent backs ensures a triumphant day for Stamford’s U12s on Sunday.

A series of dominant performances over the course of three games meant Stamford U12s left Lincoln very satisfied indeed. It also left the coaches with selection issues as the whole squad performed very well.

In total, seven tries were scored and only one breach of the powerful defence.

Defence is where the game was won with strong turnovers from the forwards. Crunching tackles from Riches and Nightingale snubbed out what little Lincoln had to offer. Anderson linked well with the backs to ensure they were able to look good in attack.

The first try from Ager involved the entire team. Agnew then scored two with the backs linking brilliantly. Batty then jinked his way over and although Ayton came close on a couple of occasions, the try line just evaded him.

The last three tries came from powerful team play. Swindells, Dickinson and Batty all crashed over to seal a great morning’s rugby.

Harry Bentley put in some especially impressive tackles and Scott Lyons put in a cool-headed display at scrum half.

Stamford RFC U10

STAMFORD U10 Cougars reign supreme after travelling to Lincoln for what historically has been a tough fixture.

The Cougars found their form and won three out of four games in dramatic style. The first was lost 4-2 with the tries coming from a daring run from James Everitt and a blitzing run down the centre of the pitch from Bryson Richies.

They won their second game 3-1 with two tries from Sasha Barker-Pilsworth, the third from Hal York-Forward took advantage of an empty blind side to go over the line.

Stamford won the third game 4-0 with the tries coming from the forwards Joe Martin, Oliver Ramsey on his debut, and Bryson Richies who scored twice.

Ramsay and Sasha Barker Pilsworth added to their tallies in the final game which was won 2-1.

The rest of the squad all showed commitment with passionate tackling and the skilled handling.

They were: Jacob Bonney, James Holyroyd, Alexander Large, Hugh Dalrymple, Tom Hill, Alfie Richardson, Lewis Ingamells, Sam Jordan, Will Beamish and an injured Elliott Leigh.