Dagenham youngsters are magnificent Sevens

PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 September 2012

Dagenham's Demi Ajeigbe charges forward

Dagenham's Demi Ajeigbe charges forward


Rising rugby stars put in brave effort at the Saracens JP Morgan festival

Dagenham Rugby Club’s under-14s put in a sterling effort in their first ever outing in Sevens rugby and narrowly missed out on a semi-final spot in the Saracens JP Morgan festival.

The Ds picked up two wins in their pool to finish runners-up, but missed out on the best second- place finish by 20 points.

Dagenham had a tough start against a strong Blackheath side and were 12-0 behind before Daniel Oleh put them back into contention with a well-taken try.

Blackheath’s greater experience told in the second period as they ran in four unanswered tries and lost 32-5, although they were the only points scored against the Kent side in the pool games.

Dagenham started their second game against Hitchin in fine fashion opening up a 21-0 lead as Oleh continued his great start with a hat-trick and all three were converted by Demi Ajeigbe.

Hitchin came back into it with two well-worked tries either side of the break, before Oleh added another to his tally, followed by Gbolohan Docemo’s effort, with Ajeigbe converting one.

Dagenham dominated their final pool match against Biggleswade with tries for Oleh (2), Ajeigbe, Sidney Williams and Billy Kelly as they won 29-0, but that wasn’t enough to progress.

Dagenham: Williams, Ajeigbe, Fallon, Surety, Mackman, Preston, Oleh, Docemo, Garwood, Surety, Wren, Kelly.

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