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Stamford RFC U12

STAMFORD U12s made the long journey to Market Rasen last weekend for a three-way tournament against Scunthorpe and the hosts.

The Stamford boys started strongly and, being the smallest of the three teams, also made most of the running.

The instructions were to commit to the ruck, which they did eagerly and the tactics led to a half time score of 2-1 with tries from Ed Cox and Charlie Thain.

As they went into the second half, backs and forwards linked extremely well and secured ball through good rucking play.

Four tries followed with strong forward play, committed rucking, and good interplay between forwards and backs leading to fine finishing.

Cox scored his second, Dickinson ran in one and Agnew finished off the 6-1 result.

The second game saw a big, technically efficient and skilful Rasen show Stamford what can be achieved at this level.

Stamford remained committed but they could not match Rasen on the day, losing 9-0. They now know which areas need improving to become NLD champions.

Stamford RFC U8

STAMFORD U8s blew the holiday cobwebs away with a commendable performance in a mini tournament against both Scunthorpe and the hosts Market Rasen.

Each club put out two teams and both Stamford sides performed well against Market Rasen.

Good defensive work put great pressure on the Rasen sides who despite some great play managed only one draw against the Stamford teams with Stamford winning in the other two games.

Stamford Reds worked well as a unit and Callum Leigh and Tom Chesworth of the Blues showed particular defensive strength.

Scunthorpe A proved more technically competent and despite a great effort from the Stamford boys, Scunthorpe proved too much for Stamford’s Reds and Blues.

The Reds brushed aside the Scunthorpe B team 4-0 with great tenacity from Finn Cordial in attack and a couple of good individual efforts from Sam Hughes among the scores for the Reds.

Stamford Reds: Scott Merriman, Alex Wheatcroft, Sam Hughes (5), Tom Hattee (2), Freddie Bloom, James Birbeck (1), Finn Cordial (4), Harvey Warters.

Stamford Blues: Cody Roe, Tom Chesworth, Sam Wilson, Callum Leigh, William Gibson, Will Jordan, JJ Nightingale, Thomas Cox.

Stamford RFC U10

MORE than 30 U10 players travelled from Stamford for a tournament against Market Rasen and Scunthorpe.

The Cougars started against Rasen and after a hard battle lost 3-0. They then faced a formidable Scunthorpe A and did extremely well to hold them to a 5-1 defeat. Eddie Harper scored for Stamford.

Eddie added to his tally in the game against Scunthorpe B along with Bryson Ritchies and Elliott Leigh for a 3-0 half-time lead.

There was outstanding play from Alexander Large, Hal York-Forward, Lewis Ingamells and determined scrimmaging from Will Larter, reliable stalwarts James Everitt and Alfie Ryder-Richardson failed to hold onto the lead in the second half.