First defeat for Sudbury's U13's Rugby team

Sudbury U13's suffered their first home defeat at the hands of a heavy and fast Newmarket side.

Sudbury U13's suffered their first home defeat at the hands of a heavy and fast Newmarket side. The Sudbury backs who performed so well the previous week at Ely were starved of possession by the effective Newmarket pack.Despite Hooker Sam Maile winning two strikes in the scrum, the Sudbury pack were pushed back. Newmarket had some big players in the backs also and they ran at Sudbury at every opportunity and were only held out by some brave tackling.

Newmarket finally broke through to score under the post and converted to take the lead. Within a few minutes in a fine individual effort Sudbury flanker Sam Jones broke clear on the halfway and charged to the line and scored in the corner. Toby Pink just missed the conversion with a fine effort from the sidelines.

Newmarket replied with another converted try and Sudbury were under real pressure playing up the hill. Sudbury kicked long from the kick off and Newmarket failed to secure the ball on their line. Sudbury did well to win the scrum and broke to the blind side where Alex Flack crossed the line to score. Newmarket returned the pressure and pushed Sudbury back to their own line. Newmarket pounced on a fumbled back pass to score under the posts.

Half time score Sudbury-10 Newmarket-21.


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The second half started as the first did with Sudbury under pressure. However, against the run of play substitute Chris Kaneally picked up a loose ball and beat two players to score under the posts, Toby Pink converted. At 17 -21 Sudbury needed only a try to win with ten minutes to go. However the heavier Newmarket pack had taken their toll on Sudbury and in the dying seconds forced a grinding try under the posts to win the game, full time 28-17.

Next game Cambridge at Home 30th September.

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