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BRUFC U17s Hold On for the Win

Banbury RUFC Junior Round Up

Last Updated: Nov 4, 2013 05:26pm
Bodicote, Cherwell
By Simon Grieve
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Junior Rugby

Under 17s

Banbury Under 17s played a hard fought friendly against Stow, winning a close game 12 - 8. Banbury had a lot of the early pressure but it was not until the pack put in some good work that Charlie Allerton opened the scoring.  Stow replied with a penalty but before half time Banbury extended their lead with a try by Sean Hampson, converted by Sam Manning.  Both sides struggled with the weather in the second half with many an unforced error from both sides. However, it was Stow who scored a late try to bring the result into doubt, but Banbury held on for a good win.

Under 14s

Banbury Under 14s suffered a 20 to 48 points defeat against a strong Buckingham side at Bodicote Park on Sunday, the visitors scoring seven breakaway tries in the first three quarters of the game. Banbury, however, started a fight-back in the last quarter, planting three excellent team tries over the line in quick succession. Although the squad were well beaten, their comeback was extremely encouraging, team stamina showing through in the end. Banbury’s try scorers were Archie Mallock (2 tries) and Jamie Woods.

Under 13s

Banbury Under 13s travelled to Old Leamingtonians on Sunday on a morning of strong winds, heavy rains and bright sunshine. The visitors proved too strong for the hosts whose numbers were affected by half term absentees. Banbury tries from Alfie Barbeary, Hector Stapleton, Tom Bacon and Ben Parker, plus three conversions from Toby Parker, resulted in a 26-0 win.

Mini Rugby

Under 12s

Banbury Under 12s played the reigning Warwickshire champions Stratford Upon Avon at home on Sunday. The Under 12As won both their matches 7-5 and 14-0, with Banbury tries coming from Edward Thompson, Dan Turner & Ben Pratt, all successfully converted by Luke Swann. The Under 12Bs drew their 1st match 10-10, with tries from Ryan Möller, and Ellis Dancey-Brock, and lost the second by 10-0.

Under 11s

Banbury Under 11s hosted Stratford on Sunday with the Under 11As putting in a sharp performance to win 31-0. Banbury’s tries came from Owen Michael, and a brace each from Harvey Machin and Olive Whiting, 3 conversions were slotted by Quinton Blythe. Banbury Under 11B fared less well losing 42-7, the lone Banbury try coming from Louis Tooth, converted by Sam Church.

Under 10s

Banbury Under 10s beat Stratford at home on Sunday by 35-0. Banbury’s try scorers were Josh Joubert, Jacob Hancock (2 tries), Callum Davies (2) and Cameron Smith (2).

Under 9s

Banbury Under 9s entertained Stratford at home on Sunday playing 9 closely fought games on a bright and windy autumnal day. Stratford came out just on top taking 5 wins, however excellent individual Banbury performances were put in by Thea Moore and Thomas Cunningham. Thea for a great run from her own try line and Thomas for excellent support play and running in 5 trys.

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