Match Report
St John's School, Leatherhead Boys-U16A vs  Eastbourne College
On: Saturday, 15 Oct 2016
Venue: Away

A slow start from St John's and although applies significant pressure a loose pass allowed an interception and Eastbourne to take the lead 7-0.

This was a wake up call for St. John's and half break by Potter and offload to Woods allowed St. John's to register their first points of the day.


A Good take from the restart from Hanratty and then great footwork and spin from Rowlands to allow him to pace down the wing to score

7-12, which gave St John's significant confidence and allowed them to apply even more pressure.

A break from the base of the scrum by Murphy and several phases of well retained ball generated an opportunity for Josh Hay to pick and score 7-19.

Following this, a solid scrum and great line from Rowlands a half gap appeared for Potter and put Woods in for his second 7-24.

St John's next try came from a great chip from Bayly and great hands from Dan Craig who found having been brought up from the B's last minute found himself in the centres, and allowed Rowlands to demonstrate his turn of pace again to score


A good team try came next with good hands and phases created opportunities for Gardner to jink his way under the posts 7-38.

St John's Switched off in last minute to concede but well deserved for the Eastbourne side, bringing the score to 14-38 at half time.

Fortunately for St. John's the second half continued in a similar format to the first.

Several phases into the second half and great hands created possibly the best team try of the season with Rowlands powering over for the spoils 14-45.

From a solid scrum and good footwork from Gardner and a superb miss pass from Potter put Rowlands in for yet another taking the score to 14-52 and Rowlands collecting his third of the day.

After strong running from Merry and Hay, Potter burst through to extend the lead to 14-57.

Eastbourne then stepped up the pace and a neat chip through slowed the St John's defence and took the score to 19-57

Despite a fight back from Eastbourne a great backs move allowed Bayly to get in on the action and score 19-62. Try as they might Eastbourne continued to attack but St John's were in a stubborn mood and kept the score to 19-62.

An impressive attacking performance from the men in green and with three wins in a row, two of which away from home, they can start to put to bed any doubters about their consistency, and can look forward to the second half of term.