Home leg for Old Leamingtonians after they thump rivals Leamington - The Leamington Observer

Home leg for Old Leamingtonians after they thump rivals Leamington

Steve Carpenter 19th Mar, 2017 Updated: 23rd Mar, 2017   0

RUGBY UNION: A HOME fixture in the play-offs lies ahead for Old Leamington’s’ Under-18s after they demolished rivals Leamington 66-0 on Saturday.

The first quarter was a competitive affair with OLs only having a single try through Connor Jones to show for their dominance.

Leamington had defended well but began to concede penalties and from one of these Charlie Curtis skated over for his first try of the season, and he converted his own try on his way to a 21-point haul.

Leamington were reduced to 14 players following persistent infringement and OLs took advantage running in three more tries.

Firstly Alex Witchell showed great strength and composure to score, and then Nick Sapsford was on hand, twice to finish flowing moves, as OLs held a 33-0 lead at the break.

A shortage of front row meant that Leamington were forced to opt for passive scrums which disrupted the game somewhat.

Kai Bailey got the scoreboard ticking with a solo effort and Sapsford completed his hat-trick soon after with a neat try.

A dust-up in midfield saw Leamington permanently reduced to 14 players following a head-butt and again OLs made their visitors pay with three more tries.

Matt Woodhouse came off the right wing to finish a move by the posts, Sapsford added a fourth score and finally Jack Edwards raced up the right touchline before dotting down by the sticks.

Three more conversions from Curtis wrapped up a comprehensive 66-0 win and sets up a home semi-final against Broadstreet for OLs.


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