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Last Updated: Dec 31, 2013 08:10am
St. Stephen, Worcester
By Paul Bolton
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MOSELEY, who won the inaugural National Colts Cup in 1998, are through to round 3c of this season’s National Colts Plate.

Moseley made an early exit from this season’s National Colts Cup when they were beaten by Worcester Wanderers, last season’s beaten finalists in the first round, but they began their Plate campaign with 38-17 win at Kidderminster Carolians in round 3b.

Moseley will now travel to play either Old Halesonians or Spartans in round 3c next month.

Evesham edged out Kenilworth on the away team rule after the scores were level 29-29 and  the sides could not be separated on tries scored. Market Harborough progressed to round 3c on the more tries rule in a 26-26 home draw with Kettering.

The National Colts Cup was introduced for the 1997/98 season as part of the East Midlands RU’s centenary celebrations. The Plate, for sides beaten in rounds one to three of the Cup, was brought in two years later.

Both competitions are organised by the East Midlands RU and are now contested by Under 18 sides from clubs across the country.

National Colts Plate results (Midlands)

Round 3b: Market Harborough 26 Kettering 26 (Market Harborough won on tries rule), Northampton mens Own 15 Newbold on Avon 3, Northampton Casuals 7 Scunthorpe 10, Newark 7 Oundle 19, Leighton Buzzard 36 Dunstablians 12, Kenilworth 29 Evesham 29 (Evesham won on away team rule), Kidderminster Carolians 17 Moseley 38.

Round  3c draw (Midlands): Syston v Market Harborough, Derby or Loney v Northampton Mens Own, Scunthorpe v Oundle, Leighton Buzzard v Paviors or Leicester Forest, Evesham v Nuneaton or Sutton Coldfield, Old Halesonians or Spartans v Moseley, Silhillians or Walsall v Worcester Wanderers or Willenhall, Stafford or Tamworth v Wolverhampton or Whitchurch. Ties to be played on or before January 11/12 2014..

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