Stamford U16s are usually masters of the cold and wet conditions, but not on Sunday when they were beaten 44-6 at home by Paviors.
The visitors were quick out the blocks and their continuity in open play was very good. Even with the wind and hill on Stamford’s side Paviors managed to put two tries, both unconverted, past Stamford in the first six minutes.
Stamford then came back, capitalising on Paviors’ errors to allow Bentley to put two penalty kicks over and by 30 minutes the score was only 6-15. With Stamford only nine points behind the team still believed the game could be saved, but unfortunately those were the last points for Stamford in this game.
Although there were no more Stamford points this was no one sided game. Paviors had to fight hard for every point and there were some notable moments in the defence from many of the Stamford players, especially man of the match Ali Ager, but Paviors’ handling and speed around the edges was just too good and when they got a head of steam up they were difficult to stop.