West under 10’s came away from Holt on Sunday with two superb victories.
West won the first turnover with Matthew Lloyd forcing Holt to lose possession. The ball found its way to Jake Watson who forced his way in for the opening score.
The boys played some of their best rugby of the season in the first half.
Keaton Vincent, playing his best game of the season, released Thomas Norman down the wing for a great try in the corner. Further tries from Jake Bailey (2), Jamie Hickling and Lucas Triffit resulted in a 30-20 victory.
Game two saw Holt record a 25–10 win with West’s tries coming from Hickling and Watson.
The final game of the day was tight with Triffit scoring.
Following a fine move involving Daniel Ballinger, Henry Flint and Sam Mallett, Joshua Leverett King was held on the line but the ball found Keaton to go over. With time running out Euan Underwood passed to Jack Zebedee to score the winning try in a 30-25 victory.
Squad: Keaton Vincent, Sam Mallett, Euan Underwood, Jack Zebedee, Thomas Norman, Matthew Lloyd, Jake Bailey, Jake Watson, Joshua Leverett King, Jamie Hickling, Henry Flint, Lucas Triffit, Daniel Ballinger.
l West Under 15s failed to bounce back from their Norfolk Cup final defeat, going down to Ely by 29-7.
The teams were fairly evenly matched – Wests had their chances – but Ely were sharper and showed better execution in blustery conditions. In the absence of a few key players, Wests began brightly despite conceding an early try.
Olly Hayward almost collected an intercept, and Aaron Shipley was energetic in defence and lively in attack.
Olly Mann applied pressure with his kicking and Gabriel Parlew made good carries. Nick Peters carried the ball with menace, and Henry Lankfer, James Taylor, Harry Knight, Rett Lewis and Adam Edris tackled fiercely.
Ely added two more tries before Wests scored. Peters made some hard yards before Hayward cut through the visitors’ line to go under the posts. Mann made the conversion, but Wests trailed 7-17 at the break.
In the second half, the contest was more attritional. Shipley, Tom Watson and Ben Buck put their bodies on the line. However, Wests couldn’t prevent Ely from racking up two more scores.