Match Report
Sherborne School Boys-U15A vs  Millfield School
On: Saturday, 16 Nov 2019
Venue: at Home

U15 A Rugby v Millfield

Won 21-12

The JCA XV were fortunate to have a game which was organised on the morning of the match due to Millfield having a late fixture change. This presented a new challenge for the Sherborne boys who had to get up for a game at short notice.

At first, the Sherborne side were a little slow to organise themselves both in attack and defence so although there were some good passages of play there was no success in the result of a try. Millfield played in a similar manor and the game seemed inevitably open. Sherborne were first to capitalise when a superbly timed pass from Mackenzie put Springett through for a breakaway try in the space around the outside of the Millfield defence. Springett used his pace to secure a try under the posts for Westmacott to convert with ease. Soon after, Sherborne enjoyed a second breakthrough try, this time Marriage dancing through the defence and scoring under the posts for Westmacott to convert. The last 5 minutes of the half saw a change of fortune for the visitors. They too managed to score a breakaway try from a missed tackle, but only in the corner which led to an unsuccessful conversion. Just before the whistle Millfield scored again – this time a well crafted try from the forwards who battered the home defence for several phases. 14-12 to Sherborne at half time.

The Sherborne side went in to the second half with the aim of better organisation and slightly deeper in attack so they could run onto the ball with more pace and momentum. They executed their aim quite brilliantly! In an exceptional second half Sherborne dominated possession and looked dangerous throughout, continually making ground. When they did lose the ball it was often kicked and cleaned up by Denham who started our waves of attack once more. Morgan finished off the scoring when he pierced a gap on the try line off a ruck which took the score to 21-12.

A great day for the Sherborne side, who, when presented with a bonus match before Thursday’s Cup match on the Lower v Beechen Cliff, rose to the challenge and put together a mature and skilled performance.

Tries: Springett, Marriage and Morgan

Conversions: Westmacott (3)