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The one that got away

1 month ago By Peter Barron

Report of the U16s match by coach Paddy Henshaw (pictured)

Lewes U16s 27-Crowborough U16s 31

The first half saw Lewes dominating the game, with some good phases of play with both the forwards and backs putting some phases together and then some good shape in the backs.

The first try came from some strong running along the touch line from Blake Parker who managed to get over the line in the corner.

The next try came from Alfie Barnes on the back of a nice switch in front of the posts which was then converted by Oisin McWalter.

Crowborough then responded with what seemed to be a well rehearsed backs move and a change in running lines, resulting in an unconverted try.

A penalty in front of the posts saw Lewes extend the lead, with a second try by Blake Parker which left Lewes going into half time with a 20-5 lead.

The second half seemed like a different game. Crowborough stepped up their game and began to run the ball out wide. Two yellow cards with about 15 minutes to go then saw both teams down a player, and with the increase in confidence from Crowborough, they had scored four tries without any response from Lewes, with three of them converted.
In the final moments of the game with both teams back to full strength, a last gasp try from Oisin McWalter saw the game finish a bit closer, with the final score being 31-27 to Crowborough.

Certainly a game that could have been won. Lewes dominated the first half but could not carry this through to the second half of the game, and with a few too many penalties against them it was Crowborough's to win.

Tries: Blake Parker (2), Alfie Barnes, Oisin McWalter. Conversions: Oisin McWalter (2). Penalties: Oisin McWalter

Updated 16:54 - 28 Jan 2018 by Peter Barron

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