Surety scores the winner as youths impress
Barking 3 Rugby Lions 2 BARKING under-10s had the privilege of playing host to Rugby Lions in a curtain raiser to the first XV National Three South fixture at the weekend. The match was divided into three, 10 minute sessions and the visitors started stron
Barking 3 Rugby Lions 2
BARKING under-10s had the privilege of playing host to Rugby Lions in a curtain raiser to the first XV National Three South fixture at the weekend.
The match was divided into three, 10 minute sessions and the visitors started strongly to lead 1-0.
Their lead didn't last for long though, as a well-worked move was finished off by Dan Wren. Lions tried to hit back, but Barking's tackling, especially Demi Ajeigbe was immense, although they broke through once to lead 2-1.
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After the interval, it was all Barking though as Connor Reed, Regan Mason and James Garwood were immense, Mitch Surety worked well at scrum half and Archie Duke was very effective.
A period of intense pressure saw Wren score his second try to level the scores.
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Barking spent the next 10 minutes on the front foot as Connor Griffiths, Max Davis, Billy Hogg and Michael Stayte all impressed. It eventually paid off as Surety scored the winning try.
Barking: Reed, Mason, Garwood, Surety, Duke, Green, Wren, Stayte, Ajeigbe, Davis, Hogg, Griffiths.
Upper Clapton 12 Barking 26
A STAR display from Alfie Seager enabled Barking under-13s to beat Upper Clapton.
The hosts had led 12-0 in the first half, but Seager put the spark back into Barking's performance with a try that was converted by Robert Kilminster.
Trailing 12-7 at the break, Seager went over again, before John Espino also touched down. Elliot Grover then turned over possession to surge home for a try, while Seager and Kilminster kicked two conversions to complete the turnaround.
Barking: Draper, Rawlinson, Kiernan, De Laphontaine, Mason, Fenton, Espino, Grover, Hill, Pettican, Jolly, Zhara, Cook, Benmouna, Brooks, Kilminster, Saeger, Daly, Fenton.
Barking 33 Medway 5
TWO tries from Akinbobye helped Barking under-15s to a morale-boosting win over Medway.
The visitors were much the better in the first half and led 5-0 at the break, but Barking soon slipped into gear.
Akinboboye got them started, powering over from the halfway line, before McLeod wrongfooted the defence to score, Townsend adding both conversions.
Another quick break saw Watson crash over, with Akinboboye and Mutoka following suit, Townsend kicking another two conversions.
Barking: Daly, Lord, Clarke, O'Toole, Kingston, Annansingh, Wayland, Ward, Watson, Ryan, Nicholls, Dray, Townesend, Mcleod, Mutoka, Akinboboye, Quirke, Andrews, Mungazi, Kitenge, Azoba, Dempsey, Hazell, Pessoa, Wamala, Bretnell, Burgess, Wilson, Muambai.