U15 Rugby Success in National Competition – 12/10/2017
Our U15 rugby team travelled to Derby yesterday (11th October) to play Lady Manners School in the second round of the National Natwest Trophy Vase and ran out victors 28 – 7. A great performance by the team played in challenging conditions making handling very difficult. They now progress into round three which will be played in the week 13th November, full match report below…..
Lady Manners 7-28 Knutsford Academy
Knutsford arrived to an unknown source of Rugby at Lady Manners, accompanied by driving wind & rain in the Natwest Vase 2nd round.
Knutsford began strongly with the wind, showing excellent skills in the tough conditions. Eventually pressure told and Norbury drove over from a well worked Lineout. 0-7.
Lady Manners however were not here just to make up the numbers, and responded emphatically with a well worked try through their strong winger, after some strong tackling and disruption around the breakdown. 7-7.
Knutsford struck back almost immediately with some outstanding running and fast hands, creating space for both Blake & Hough to touch down. Stride certainly had brought his kicking boots, 21-7 HT.
The second half required patience and discipline, which Knutsford showed throughout, with replacements adding steel to a defence that was consistently tested all afternoon. After a scrappy half Knutsford touched down to seal the victory with an inspired Stride run. 28-7 FT.
Squad List: 1. Harrison Beasley, Charlie Norbury, James Hough, Nathan Brooks, Jude Clark, James Kerr, Matthieu Hilton, Callum Grassby, Louis Yarnell, James Stride, Slava Balovnev, Marcus Blake, Jacob Brindle, Dylan Moore, Luke Gabb, Leo Istephan, Hugo Wemyss, Ben Bradley, Robbie McInnes.