Ravens well beaten despite their best efforts - The Redditch Standard

Ravens well beaten despite their best efforts

Redditch Editorial 6th Jun, 2018   0

A SUSTAINED, workmanlike performance could not save North East Worcestershire Ravens from a 96-12 Midlands South defeat at Leamington Royals on Saturday.

Ravens, who were loaned players by their hosts to ensure a full complement, were never short of effort but the outcome was never in doubt despite a great break which resulted in a typically barnstorming try by forward Jonnie Mills, duly converted by half back David Wimbury, whose kicking game was exemplary.

The kick-off gave Ravens possession once again and further breaks in the Royals’ line were made, with a ‘drop-out’ from under their posts giving more possession to Ravens.

There could easily have been another Ravens try if the referee had played advantage, rather than intervening with the whistle to award them a penalty, which slowed Ravens’ momentum.

The visitors’ sole score of the second half arrived when captain Liam Dunne – playing out of his usual forward position due to an arm injury – scored a try converted by Wimbury.

Ravens’ next open age match is on Saturday (2.30pm) at Nottingham Outlaws. Senior training takes place every Wednesday at 7.30pm, with juniors training every Sunday at 10.30am. Mixed touch is also played on Monday evenings from 7.30pm.

New players and supporters, experienced or not, are always welcome to come along to Ravens’ Hopwood Park home. Further details from www.newravensrl.co.uk.


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