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Thurrock Under 17s in action
12:54pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in Sport
RUGBY: THURROCK’s Under 17’s first competitive match of the season could not have been tougher. The team were away to last year’s Essex league champions Westcliff.
The first half started well for the home side and they quickly had T’s pinned back. T’s conceded their first try of the day. But throughout the rest of the half T’s were in the ascendency. They just missed two or three clear opportunities to draw level but at half time the score was 5-0.
The second half saw Tees dominant in early action. Westcliff were finding it hard to get out of their half. Their planned line out move did not come off. And Nick Peavot’s lateral drive altered the point of attack and led to Dan O’Halloran’s ball being put under the posts by a flying Cam Daly, Daly's conversion gave T’s the lead by two.
T’s were soon back into Westcliff’s 22 but intelligent kicking by West's backs got them out and they started to gain the advantage . A concerted attack led to a score to the right of the sticks and T’s were down by five. As T’s chased the game they started to run the ball from deeper positions and the final score was 19-7 to Westcliff.