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Mixed Results for Banbury Juniors

Banbury RUFC

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2014 07:17pm
Bodicote, Cherwell
By Simon Grieve
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Under 18s

Banbury Under 18 Colts hosted local rivals Shipston on Sunday and despite some rustiness from lack of matches, won well 52 - 7, scoring eight tries.  

The first try was scored by Alex Caviezel Cox, quickly follow by Sean Hampson.  Two further first half tries by Ed Harrison and Tom Chiles meant Banbury 26 - 0 at half time. After the break Banbury maintained pressure and Connor Triggs scampered over from scrum half, and Doug Backhouse finished a forward drive.  Rhys Andrews scored for Banbury, but Shipston's never say die attitude earned them a try near the end of the half.  There was just time for Callum Horne to go over to take the score to fifty points for the home side.

Under 16s

Banbury Under 16s travelled to top East Midlands side Ampthill on Sunday and suffered their first defeat of the season by 39-12. Ampthill opened the scoring but Banbury came back with a William Hopkins try, converted from distance by Luca Catania. Missed tackles plus expansive play by Ampthill saw the home side 19-7 to the good at half time. As Ampthill rolled on seemingly endless replacements Banbury legs tired. Ampthill scored 4 more second half but Banbury dug deep to set up Reece Lines for a drive over the line. 39-12 at the close.

Mini Rugby

Under 12s

Banbury Under 12s fielded a mixed team in a tough match against Stow on the Wold on Sunday, losing by 43-28.

Banbury’s tries came from Tom Allen (2 tries), George Eames-Matthews & Luke Swann, conversions were added by Ollie Davis (2) and Luke Swann (2).

Under 11s

Banbury Under 11s enjoyed a great mornings rugby playing at Stow on the Wold in rare sunshine.

The first game was conceded 10 points to nil and a second game was also a 20-0 defeat to the young Bulls. However, a resurgence in a third game saw Olie Whiting bag two tries for Banbury to achieve a10-10 draw.

Under 10s

Banbury Under 10s travelled to Stow on Sunday and won 20-0.

Banbury’s tries were scored by Josh Joubert (2 tries), Thomas Evans and Jacob Hancock. The fourth Banbury try was the hundredth scored by the Under 10s this season and was scored by Jacob Hancock who took the ball and surged past the last defender, losing his boot in the mud on the way to scoring.

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