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It's a try-ing time for youngsters!

PUBLISHED: 16:10 20 February 2008 | UPDATED: 14:12 02 July 2010

Barking 11 Romford & Gidea Park 1 BARKING under-nines were looking to improve on their last two performances and they did so with their best display of the season. The youngsters were too strong for their opponents from the start with some fabulous runni

Barking 11 Romford & Gidea Park 1

BARKING under-nines were looking to improve on their last two performances and they did so with their best display of the season.

The youngsters were too strong for their opponents from the start with some fabulous running rugby.

Barking scored through Liam Green, Dan Wren, Freddie Shaw, James Garwood and Mitch Surety to take a commanding 5-0 lead at half time after lots of excellent play from everyone on the pitch.

The second half was much the same with Barking making lots of running as Green and Garwood got their second scores, while Regan Mason notched his third in as many weeks before Natha-nial Fabian and Connor Griffiths got their first-ever tries.

At 10-0, Romford still came out fighting and managed a score in the corner, however, Barking's best try was left until last as a perfectly executed line-out move from their own try line, saw hooker Dan Wren race the full length of the field to score in the corner having brushed aside three tacklers en-route.

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Welwyn Rochford Hundred 4

ANOTHER fine performance from Barking saw them just edge out a strong Welwyn side.

The visitors went ahead after some strong running, but skipper James Garwood then led from the front with some charging runs and great aggressive mauling play.

This galvanised the rest of the team and prop Solomon Harman was so unlucky not to get his first try of the season after a barnstorming run up the touch-line saw him tackled inches short.

Barking finally equalised after another fine run from centre Liam Green, who touched down for his fourth try of the day.

With time running out in the first half, the hosts upped the pressure and hooker Dan Wren went over to make it 2-1.

After the interval, Barking took the game to the visitors in the opening exchanges of the second half.

Green scored again as did James Garwood to give the home side a 4-1 lead and when Mitch Surety raced home to make it 5-1, it looked like another rout.

But Barking began to undo all of the good work as they switched off, allowing Welwyn to score three unans-wered tries and set up an incredibly nervy finale.

Barking: Garw-ood, Mason, Harman, Wren, Duke, Machin, Green, Shaw, Fabien, Hogg, Brooks, Griffiths, Surety.

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