NLD U16’s v Eastern Counties Match Report

Eastern Counties U16 12 v NLD U16 0

Following the cancellation of the match against Staffordshire due to the weather the NLD U16 Squad made the long trip to Holt RFC to take on Eastern Counties in their next match on Sunday 4th February.

All four seasons of the year made themselves known throughout the game with sun, hail, rain and finally sun again!  The NLD Squad felt the affects of not having trained together since the last match at the beginning of January, again due to the weather conditions, and struggled with lack of continuity which ultimately proved the deciding factor.

Despite much of the possession for long periods the squad were unable to capitalise and Eastern Counties went into the break with a converted try under their belts.  The home side came out after half time firing on all cylinders and after sustained pressure on the NLD defence they crossed over again for a second try which went unconverted.

The NLD squad will no doubt have learned from a touch match and will look forward to their next game against Leicestershire on 18th February at home at Newark RFC.