Eastern Counties Sevens
West Colts travelled to Stowmarket to face some top class sides.
This was apparent from the start with West facing Bury St Edmunds. West were in front at the break with Harry Mahoney (pictured) scoring. In the second half West made several changes, and Bury ran in three unanswered tries, 7-24.
Hadleigh were too quick for West in a final score of 41-7 with Freddie Playford scoring for West.
In the final pool game against Colchester, West were transformed. Playford, Elliot Otis and Mahoney all scored. The second half was the Playford show as he ran in four more tries. This win put West into the Plate semi-final against the hosts, 49-14.
Stowmarket opened the scoring; this woke West up and Playford scored twice. West finished the half with a try from Joe Tembo. In the second half Jack Thorn went over to clinch West’s place in the final, 28-17.
It was deja vu in the final as West faced Bury who took a two try lead going into the second half. With changes at half time Mahoney scored a hat-trick between Bury tries. Bury held on to win 19-24 in a great effort from the West lads.
West Norfolk 7s Festival
With limited coaching time and a number of players carrying knocks from last week’s tournament at Diss, West U14s produced some surprisingly good rugby, winning three out of five matches including thumping wins against Ely and Leicester Vipers.
Tries: stalwarts George Lemon, Karter Howlett and Tom Hitchcock, it was pleasing to see Liam McCallum, Alex Warrington, Ryan Quinlan and Morgan Smith get on the scoreboard.
It has been an outstanding season where the pace and strength of Lemon has been amply supported by the skills of Howlett and Hitchcock.