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Wren’s five star show

PUBLISHED: 16:13 17 December 2008 | UPDATED: 12:49 11 August 2010

Wanstead 0 Barking 11 BARKING under-10s maintained their unbeaten run against Essex teams with two fine victories at the weekend. They travelled to Wanstead and a magnificent performance saw them demolish their hosts 11-0. Despite missing five players, it

Wanstead 0 Barking 11

BARKING under-10s maintained their unbeaten run against Essex teams with two fine victories at the weekend.

They travelled to Wanstead and a magnificent performance saw them demolish their hosts 11-0.

Despite missing five players, it made no difference as Connor Reed, Regan Mason and James Garwood dominated the scrums and line-outs.

Mitch Surety was also in fine form and his play from the breakdowns allowed the backs to run riot.

The front row trio all scored power tries, before Surety touched down after breaking from the base of the scrum and running half the length of the pitch.

Liam Green got in on the act with a brace of tries, but the show was stolen by stand-in fly-half Dan Wren, who scored an impressive five tries.

Wanstead 3 Barking 8

A COMPLETE reshuffle of the side didn't appear to affect Barking as they were still too strong in their second match of the weekend.

Dan Wren, playing at scrum-half this time, took up where he left off, to score the first two tries, but Wanstead levelled after capitalising on some unaccustomed errors in the defence.

Connor Reed made it 3-2 before the break, by dashing over from 15 metres, but Wanstead again equalised in the second half. That score saw Barking step up a gear though and they soon got their power-plays working.

Skipper Regan Mason notched two tries, while James Garwood and Mitch Surety added scores, before Wren completed his hat-trick late on.

Barking: Reed, Mason, Garwood, Surety, Wren, Green, Oja, Spayte, Davis, Alboni, Harmon.

Braintree 29 Barking 0

INJURIES and illness saw the Barking under-14s manage to field just 15 players in their encounter with Braintree and it showed as their opponents ran out easy winners.

The first half saw Braintree applying all the pressure, but some dogged defending kept them out. Eventually, Braintree went over and made it 12-0 at the interval.

Barking remained under the cosh in the second half, and the scoreboard kept ticking over as Braintree ran out comfortable winners.

Barking: Dean, Hawkes, Macklin, Church, Kite, Herring, Clarke, Ringwood, Myers, Baker, Duke, Yellop, Cooper, Blake, Wenn.


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