Pembroke College Vs Newport High School Junior Academy
Date: Wednesday 01st October 2014
Venue: Narbeth RFC
Result: 7 – 47
The Junior Academy travelled to Narbeth RFC yesterday for another away game where they played Pembroke College.
The start of the season has seen the team travel away for the fifth consecutive game.
It is testimony to the team that even with a four hour all round bus journey they attained their first College league win and what a good win it was.
The game was played under good conditions and both teams endeavoured to keep the ball alive.
The opening of the first half was very impressive with the way we kept possession and ran hard lines. Three minutes in we managed to breach the opposition defence to score. The try came from Marcus Jones, who ran a great support line in order to receive a pass from James Scarfi, that sent him under the posts.
Our second try came soon after. This time Jared Rosser scoring, who was playing at Outside Centre instead of his usual position of full back.
Two tries up meant the team’s confidence was high and this soon lead to a third try. This one scored by Connor Edwards.
It looked as though the game could really open up, but Pembroke were resolute in their attitude and for twenty minutes impressed with their attack. Some great scramble work in defence meant that we did well from stopping them score two further tries after we had conceded one.
The pressure was released when just before half time, Bryce Morgan managed to charge through and score his try.
All tries were converted by the boot of Joshua Malson, giving us a half time lead of 28 – 7.
The second half started with pace and endeavour just as the first half had done. Only this time, we dominated play for the full half and scored a further two tries through James Scarfi.
The final score was 47 – 7. Joshua Malson kicking all but 1 conversion, and Sam Watkins kicking two from two.
The result was great, but the performance of the team was the most impressive aspect. It was pleasing to see a lot of off loading, hard running and ball handling by all the forwards.
James Leadbeater the team’s back coach was very happy to see a lot of transition of skill from training into the game.