A Windy away - OBB win at Aylesbury
Aylesbury 15 v Maidenhead U16 24
Sunday 31st March 2019
2018/19 U16s season
5th league game of the season away against Aylesbury on a dry grey cold March morning, 10:50am kick off. A bonus point win.
Maidenhead kick off, playing in white. Aylesbury gather and kick, Maids catch and counter, playing ball out wide to the wing. Maids awarded penalty and kick long and chase, gather, ruck, several plays and rucks later Aylesbury give away a penalty. Maids kick for line out on 5mt line, win ball and kick cross field, backs gather and pass with Jamie stepping in to score the first try, conversion missed.
Aylesbury kick off from the restart and chase, Maids let ball bounce and allow Aylesbury to gather and ruck. Maids defend well and steel ball and attack upto the half way line and win a penalty. Kick for the line out into their 22. Maids win and drive but give penalty away. Aylesbury run penalty back upto half way and win penalty. Aylesbury tap and go and drive into out 22. We clear to touch. Aylesbury win line out and form a driving maul but are held up over the try line. 5mt scrum Aylesbury who pick and go from the tail, drive and eventually cross the line for their first try, conversion missed.
Maids restart, Aylesbury gather and kick, line out Maids on the half way line. Aylesbury steal the ball from the line out and ruck. Penalty Maids kick for line out. Maids win ball and build ruck, awarded penalty. Maids tap and go and attack out to the wing and then back across but knock on. Scrum Aylesbury. This continues for several plays back and forth until Aylesbury lose the ball from a line out in Maids 22. Maids kick long and chase to clear their lines into Aylesburys 22 and then win a penalty. Maids kick for the line out, but lose the ball, knock on. Aylesbury win the scrum, Maids push up, Aylesbury kick, Maids gather and counter, several plays later knock on. Scrum Aylesbury, Maids caught off side. Aylesbury tap and go, but spill ball. Maids win scrum, play a great switch play in the backs for Jamie to score his and Maids second try plus he kicked the conversion.
From the restart Maids and Aylesbury battle it out between the 22s. Referee blows for half time.
1st half score, Aylesbury 5 Maidenhead 12
Aylesbury get the second half underway and take the upper hand win a line out from the restart. Aylesbury build pressure and kick 3 points from a penalty and then another their 2nd try due to poor tackling and cover play, plus make the conversion. Maids restart, but kick fails to clear 10, scrum Aylesbury. From this point Maids have lost structure but we can see the team is trying to regain shape and focus, but after several plays Maids manage to gather the ball and start to build an attack and win a penalty, Aylesbury say something, Maids gain another 10mts and kick for the line out. Maids catch and drive and win penalty which we tap and go quickly to score our 3rd try, Callum, conversion missed.
From the restart Maids gather and drive and kick through pushing up on Aylesbury. Maids are now re-focused and playing hard but fair but both teams are giving to many penalties away. Eventually Aylesbury push up into Maids half, passing the ball through the hands, Joshua intercepts and runs under the posts to score his first and Maids 4th try, Jamie converts the kick, bonus point.
From the restart, both teams try and build attacks and both teams defend well. After several more penalties from both teams, time is up, no more scores, referee blows for full time.
2nd half score, Aylesbury 10 Maidenhead 12
Final score -Aylesbury 15 Maidenhead 24
Blake Powell, Freddie D-Tipton, Fergal Evans, Will Houghton, Zac Hudson Clarke, Toby Muirhead, James Lyne, Jon Tindal, Corey Burridge, Oliver Jones, Freddie Forward, Andrey Todorov, Oscar Ridley, Callum Watts, Elliot Monk, Alfie Mifsud, Jeremy De Silva, Jamie Spires, Jimmy March (capt), Millan Mistry, Joshua Gawman, Cameron Macrae.
Oscar Ridley - shoulder, Corey Burridge - head.
Players injured before this match
Will Craythorne -Collar Bone
Zac Kennedy - hand
Morgan Peck - ankle