September 25th, 2016

Alcester under 16s turn on the style

Alcester under 16s turn on the style Alcester under 16s turn on the style
Alcester U16s are pictured with their coaches Stuart Phillips and Neil Stone. Missing from the photo is another member of the coaching team, Scott Carmichael. (s)
Updated: 4:17 pm, Apr 28, 2016

ALCESTER U16s enjoyed an impressive 48-30 victory at Evesham on Sunday.

In what was a physical contest throughout, the hosts took the lead but the visitors hit back when Harry Adams put an inch-perfect drop kick on to the ten-yard line, which was caught well in the air by Sam Sullivan and from the resulting passages of play Adam Currien placed the ball over the line for his first of three tries.

Cian Allen was next to score for Alcester following a strong run when he broke through a number of tackles and touched down for his first of three tries, but Evesham rallied to make it 10-10.

Allen crossed the whitewash again for the visitors but Evesham again responded to make it 15-15 close to half time.

It was Alcester, though, who would close the first half on top as, after a great break and well-timed offload by Marshall Glarvey, Josh Phillips was able to touch down for his first ever try before Allen completed his third hat-trick in as many games.

Both scores were converted by Adams to give Alcester a 29-15 advantage at the break.

In the second half the Alcester forwards worked hard to secure the ball from breakdowns and this proved fruitful for the backs.

From one of these passages of play Currien broke down the wing and offloaded to Steven Coe who returned the favour to Currien to score a try converted by Adams to make it 36-15.

Evesham reduced their arrears before Currien completed his first hat-trick for the club as he crashed through three would-be tacklers to dive over the line before Adams convered.

The final score for Alcester came from stand-in winger Kyle Turner who touched the ball down in the far corner, before Evesham bagged two consolation tries.

Alcester’s man of the match was Phillips for his great tackling and first score for the team.

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