Stags stuff the Saints
Two sides from Stevenage Town Rugby Club reached the Herts/Middlesex Merit Table finals. The second team were in the table one trophy final versus St Albans at Harpenden and were convincing 31-5 winners. Two tries came from old warhorse Nick Lacey, and on
Two sides from Stevenage Town Rugby Club reached the Herts/Middlesex Merit Table finals.
The second team were in the table one trophy final versus St Albans at Harpenden and were convincing 31-5 winners.
Two tries came from old warhorse Nick Lacey, and one apiece for colts Andrew Boyle and Craig Moore, with three penalties and a conversion by Chris Wilson and one conversion by Kyle Lemon.
The fourth team were not so lucky in the table four trophy final versus Barnet thirds, losing a close game at Enfield. Tries were scored by Tom McGrath junior and veteran Colin Vasey, with one converted by Dom Ransom.
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* Stevenage Town Colts, sponsored by MBDA, tore up the formbook again in reaching the final of the colts county sevens championships.
They overcame all opposition in the group stage with victories over Hertford 12-0, Barnet 19-0, local rivals Datchworth 19-7 and Hemel Hempstead 42-12.
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In the semis, the young stags beat one of the tournament favourites, Harpenden A, containing a host of Saracens Academy players including the England under-18 group captain, Owen Farrell, son of Saracens and England's Andy.
Despite going behind to a try in the first minute, three converted tries in rapid succession gave them a 21-7 lead at half time.
Harpenden became frustrated and their England superstar was dismissed for a cheap shot punch on the Town fly-half and Herts county Kyle Lemon. Town ran the clock down with neither side recording any further score.
The final, played against county champions Bishop's Stortford, saw Stags go ahead through their Herts county wing forward Tom Meller.
Stortford were ahead by two points at the break and used their pace out wide in the second half to run in three unanswered tries to deservedly take the title.
Stevenage Town squad: Rob Carter (captain), Jack Golds, Tom Meller, Pete More, Kyle Lemon, Matt Smith, Ed Burrell, Craig Moore, Luke Penfound, Lewis Clarke, Kris Jones, Johnathan Gwilliams, Ryan Sutherill.