U15 V Saracens
By Lesley Cox
Stortford go through the gears
The U15As continued their winning start to the season with a solid performance away to Saracens Amateurs on Sunday morning. With a very damp but otherwise good pitch from the overnight monsoon to start the morning the forwards geared up for what was going to be a busy match.
Straight from the kick off the forwards set the tone with initial runs against the Saracens defence making meters and setting up a lot of space outwide for full-back Rob Clatworthy to go round his opposite number to score.
Saracens then started a comeback and were awarded a penalty which they happily kicked for the corner. They looked to set up a maul but it was defended by the Stortford forwards and never found traction with the ball being turned over for a scrum. From this point on Stortford continued their dominance running in several tries by making use of the quick backs and space worked by the pack. Not to be outdone though the forwards got the last try of the day with Carn richards-farr spinning his way around several of the opposition off the back of a Stortford Maul.
Whilst it is was obvious that the recent work on defence had paid off there was still lots to work on but another positive result from our second matches in leagues. Credit to Saracens who missing a number of players never stopped threatening or tackling despite the score.