Match Report
Sherborne School Boys-U15B vs  Abingdon School
On: Saturday, 05 Oct 2019
Venue: Away

Junior Colts B v Abingdon

Won 39-7

Having lost comfortably to Abingdon last year, we were expecting a tough game, but after a scrappy start Charlie Wallis found a gap for Jonny L-J to sprint through to the line. Jonny then scored an even better try with lightning hands from Finn Richardson helping put him away on the counter-attack. With the score 12-0 at half time we knew we needed to score next against an Abingdon side with a number of good strike runners. The try we scored was not expected as we managed to execute a perfect driving maul from a line-out to allow Henry Kingsbury to burst over from close range. A swift Abingdon response made us fearful of a comeback but we managed to string a great passage of play together with Harry Summerhayes bursting down the blindside to touch down. Sadly he chose the 5 metre line to touch down on, but miraculously Henry Kingsbury had the presence of mind to scoop the ball up, while Abingdon looked on bemused, to score.

We then moved into overdrive totally unperturbed by Max de Ruig’s elevation to the A team. A 5 phase sweeping move allowed Finn Ellemann to dummy and dive over from a metre (it will be half way in the retelling), and then with Abingdon pressing up Joe Young’s kick ahead produced a try for the tireless captain Cable and then Jaego turned kicker for Jonny to complete his hat trick. The score flattered us somewhat; Abingdon at times had stolen plenty of ball in the rucks and had made it difficult for us, but our willingness to play to space, through, round and over enabled us to run away with it.

Man of Match – (a tough call as L-J or Kingsbury would have won it on any other day) Jaego Cable.

Tries Lawson-Johnston (3), Kingsbury (2), Ellemann, Cable

Conversions: Joe Young (2)