NLD U16s vs Staffordshire U16s 22 January 2017
This was a close game with two evenly matched teams. In the first few minutes of the game Staffs were close to scoring but a good tackle by Ben Dickinson saved the points. Staffs did score about 10 minutes later but failed to convert.
NLD were given a penalty at close range a few minutes later which Ben Dickinson popped over the uprights. After plenty of work from both sides Ben Smith scored from a breakaway which saw him sprinting almost the length of the pitch, hotly pursued by three Staffs players. Ben Dickinson converted the try.
At half time the score stood at ten all as Staffs pushed another try past the NLD defence.
Ten minutes into the first half and the NLD were putting in some sterling tackles, good runs and excellent play but were letting themselves down with a few silly mistakes and a few careless passes.
Just before full time Staffs scored another try which they converted, leaving the full time score as NLD 10 Staffs 17.
9-Harris Orridge Du-Bois
12-Ben Dickinson (Captain)