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A Win Win for Banbury Juniors

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2014 06:57pm
Bodicote, Cherwell
By Simon Grieve
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Under 16s

Banbury Under 16s beat Matson from near Gloucester by 20 points to nil on Sunday.

Unbeaten since September, Matson were always expected to be tough opposition and the ensuing battle of the forwards (pictured) was one of the highlights of the season so far. Playing with the wind, Banbury opened the scoring as Caleb Shepherd went over in the corner. Jake Anderson (Captain) made it 10 for Banbury in the first half, everyone hoping that this was enough. If anything Banbury stepped up a gear in the second half and Matson failed to use the wind to their advantage. Toby Chapman drove to within 5 metres of the Matson line, Jacob Turner grateful to receive the pass and score. Jack Briggs rounded off a near perfect Banbury performance as he scored the hosts fourth try. The wind prevented any try conversions and the match ended 20-0 to Banbury.

Photo: Banbury RUFC U16 pack

Mini Rugby

Under 11s

Banbury Under 11A beat Abingdon 15-5 away on Sunday.

Tries from Tsering Sherpa-Moore, Quinton Blythe and James Leonard produced a 15-0 half time lead, the side going on to win 15-5. Banbury Under 11B won 40-10 over Abingdon with tries from Ruben Hammond (2 tries), Sam Church, Toby Levene (2), Archie McCusker, Charlie Willis and Harry Oakes.

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