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Sunday January 19th 2014

Last Updated: Jan 20, 2014 05:36pm
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By Ben Salcedo
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U19 North Midlands Cup, Round 1, Bromsgrove v Evesham

Bromsgrove 31 – 7 Evesham U19s

Report by: Ben Salcedo

Committed Evesham well beaten by a good Bromsgrove side

Despite another committed performance Evesham Colts were out-performed up-front for the second week running. With a growing list of unavailable players, particularly in the forwards, they travelled to Bromsgrove to contest the first round of the Under 19 North Midlands Cup. The home team took full advantage of having the stronger pack, running out comfortable winners 31-7.
Evesham were under pressure right from the start as Bromsgrove controlled the early play through their big forwards. Good defensive work from Josh Perry and Ben Middlicott kept Bromsgrove out initially but Evesham’s scrum looked fragile. They lost their first two put-ins against the head, the second gifted Bromsgrove’s No.8 an easy try. Perry, playing at scrum-half in the first-half, continued to lead the defence making several tackles and tidying up loose ball. The back-row of Ady Cook, Fred Hopper and Dom Berry tackled and spoiled well in support, but Evesham were initially unable to contain the home forwards' rolling-mauls which kept them on the back-foot. Starved of attacking ball the backs had little opportunity to get into the game. A couple of crash balls for Ash Icke and a run on the wing for Scott Fairfax were the only real line-breaks, before Harris, trying to create a rare attacking play, was intercepted for a simple score. Bromsgrove converted both their first-half tries to lead 14-0 at the break.
The home team laid immediate siege to Evesham’s line at the start of the second-half. The visitors held-out manfully for 10 minutes again led by Perry, now playing at flanker, his tackling and ability to nick-the-ball won him the Man-of-the-Match award for the second week running. But Bromsgrove eventually broke through to score a third converted try. However Evesham fought back and enjoyed a brief period of control, galvanised by the introduction of substitutes Josh Sands and James Williamson. Sands added control and direction at scrum-half whilst Williamson strengthened the scrum at loose-head prop and worked tirelessly to clear-out rucks. Evesham also had some success stopping the Bromsgrove maul by choking it, Alex Tarplee, Berry and Icke all proved effective at wrapping the ball-carrier up to force turnovers. With more possession Evesham strung together some good phases, mainly through driving play around the fringes. Adam Johnson carried well, along with Berry, Cook, Hopper and Williamson. It was a drive by Johnson that led to Evesham’s only score. He was brought down inches short, but the omnipresent Perry was there to pick-up and dive over the line. Harris made the conversion as Evesham continued to show patches of good play, but with hooker Martin Di Franco off the field they lost control of their lineout. This hampered their forward progress and allowed Bromsgrove to wrestle back control. The home team finished the stronger, scoring two unconverted tries before the final whistle, as Evesham simply ran out of tackles.
Evesham will now be in the Plate competition, but return to League action next week with a visit to Walsall. They will need to work hard in mid-week training if they are to halt this losing streak.

U15s against Alcester

Alcester 27 – 14 Evesham

Report by: Duncan Webster

Evesham U15s up at Half Time..Alcester come out on top

This was always going to be a tough match for the visitors, against a well organised, physical Alcester side. But at half time, through tries fromJonathan Deakin and Jack Richardson, converted by Giovani Capaldi, Evesham were in the lead by a well deserved 14 points to 5.
In the second half the competitive edge was lost and the Alcester pack started to dominate in ruck and maul. Evesham came close to scoring on two or three occasions but were held at the line.
Finlay KeyteJack RichardsonJonathan Deakin tackled everything with Jonathan Deakin andArchie Webster making try saving tackles across the park.
In the end Alcester ran in four tries, with the help of a very quick No.13 (one of which was converted). George Guy was awarded man of the match...it was well earned for his 100% commitment, tackling and direct running.
Alcester were great hosts and we thank them for their hospitality. It was a game played in the best spirit of the game. Thanks also to the ref for his part in a proper game of rugby!

Men against Boys

Report by: David Hann

Stratford on Avon RFC hosted both Evesham and Bromsgrove under 13s in a three way tournament on a sunny Sunday 19th January. This was Evesham’s first outing of the year since the Christmas break, so it was a chance to burn off the turkey.

The first match against a very strong Bromsgrove side was a one sided affair. Bromsgrove drew first blood quickly, despite strong defence from 2nd row Morgan French and centre AJ Corbett. Bromsgrove were swift to ship the ball through their backs and score under the posts. The conversion was missed, 5-0. Bromsgrove scored immediately after the restart, this time converting. 12-0.
Evesham were awarded a penalty, inside their 22, because of a double movement from Bromsgrove. The resulting penalty kick failed to find touch and Bromsgrove were again quick to sweep the ball up and score an unconverted try. 17-0. Just before half time, winger Tom Evansmade the tackle of the day, stopping the biggest Bromsgrove player, running at full tilt, in his tracks.
At the start of the second half, the Bromsgrove kick didn’t go 10 metres and from the base of the resulting scrum, scrum half Alex Nettell fed the ball to the backs for a flowing move out to Evans but Bromsgrove tackled and stole, scoring and converting again. 24-0.
The highlight of the match for Evesham was when Bromsgrove kicked into the space behind Evesham's defence. A scrabbling defence saw the ball passed to Fly Half Owain Hann, who flicked the on switch and from just outside his own 22, tore up the pitch slicing through Bromsgrove’s defence to score under the posts, converting his own try. 24-7.
Bromsgrove scored another converted try and the final score was 31-7.

U10s To Alcester, with fewer boots than feet

Report by: John Brett

Evesham 7 : Alcester 4

Evesham took 21 players, but only 20 pairs of boots (you know who you are), to the former Roman Fort town of Alcester on Sunday to meet a side of 10. With sunshine, a big pitch and lots of muddy potential it was quickly agreed to play a 3 way mini tournament to maximise the opportunity for all.
Game 1 – Evesham Blues v Alcester
No kit clashes for our first competitive game since 8th December with Alcester playing in bright red.
Both sides were pretty evenly matched with a similar range of sizes and equal appetite for running with ball in hand. Excellent scrum half duties from Aimee, a strong tackling Blues defence would have been complemented by more commitment at the ruck, something for the training ground. Never the less, an enjoyable 10 minutes each way saw it finish Evesham 3 (Max Arris, Will Brett, Aimee Tipping-Lane) : Alcester 1
Game 2 – Evesham Blues v Evesham Maroons
Ten a side this time and with Evesham hot favourites to get a win, there was no love lost between club mates in different shirts, we even (unintentionally) put siblings Josh and Aimee in opposition which added some extra spice.
Blues and Maroons are designed to be equal, and so it proved for the most part, the individual match ups in attack and defence were largely predictable - the downside of playing such familiar faces. With determination from both sides it ended Blues 2 (Jack Sanger-Davis and any one of the 8 man tangle of blue shirts that crossed the line with the ball concealed within) : Maroons 4 (Oli Wycherley 3, Tom Stone 1). Hamish and Archie, the Blues missed you.
Game 3 – Evesham Maroons v Alcester
A rested 9 man Alcester side took to the field to face Maroons for the last match of the day.
Both clubs saved the best display of rugby until the end, the first half was end to end stuff, Oli Wycherley ran the length of the pitch to make a crowd pleasing tackle just before the line to save a try, Jake Hopkins ran ¾ of the pitch on a break to score and in the second half James Hoare and Tom Stone both lit the after burners to score a try each. At the final whistle Maroons 4 : Alcester 3
Thanks to Mo who was on duty with the whistle and to Alcester RFC for a most enjoyable morning of rugby (and for not being 3 feet under water). 
We had a new recruit today who looked keen and demonstrated pace to burn in the warm up. Welcome Owain, we hope to see you again next week.
‘Person’ of the Match was Amelie Appleby for some great handling, recycling the ball well and frankly doing well to even stand up in trainers.

U8s first match of 2014!

Report by: Nicky Robbins

The under 8's squad played away in yet more mud at Alcester and had a great time.

The squad split into two teams to play half each of each game. It was well played: winning one and losing one.
The teams showed today how well they have come together as a team. They were all really excited about playing a match again
The following made up our two teams today (tries scored):
Team 1
Luke Tegg (1)
Jonty Flaxman 
Harry Wycherley (6)
Cameron Robbins 
Harry Downing
Theo Cotton
Jake Kinnersley
Joshua Neal (4)
Team 2
Cameron Brydon (2)
Nick Bell
Cole Halliwell 
Anton De Vos 
Ethan Corbett (4)
Ollie Appleby 
Ollie Dishart (2)
Luke Drayton (1)
Match results:
Match 1: Evesham 10 vs Alcester 9
Match 1: Evesham 10 vs Alcester 11

Theo Cotton
Jake Kinnersley
Joshua Neal (4)
Team 2
Cameron Brydon (2)
Nick Bell
Cole Halliwell 
Anton De Vos 
Ethan Corbett (4)
Ollie Appleby 
Ollie Dishart (2)
Luke Drayton (1)
Match results:
Match 1: Evesham 10 vs Alcester 9
Match 1: Evesham 10 vs Alcester 11

 

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