Stanford RFC weekend Roundup
A very busy weekend at Stanford RFC with mixed results
Stanford 1st Away to Ongar RFC – loss 20 -15
Stanford travelled to Ongar knowing this was going to be a tough challenge. They started off by far the better side and their rugby was exciting to watch. Early scores gave Stanford a well-deserved lead and it all looked to be a promising day. The 2nd half was a different affair with Stanford racking a much too high penalty count which allowed Ongar to get a hold on the game and come back to take the lead by one try count. Despite a good closing battle Ongar kept Stanford out to take the win 20 -15. Stanford’s try scorers were: Jared Gounden & Aaron Kempster with Calum Reid with one conversion and one penalty. Stanford’s Man of the match was awarded to Sonny Smith.
Stanford 2s Home to Ilford IV – loss 17 – 46
A third consecutive home game but a very much depleted squad took the field at the rec. Stanford were most definitely not at the best for this game and concede some easy tries which dented further the Stanford resolve. Stanford’s luck was most definitely not with them when Rob Maher dislocated his hip and was taken away to hospital. At the time of writing Rob is okay with the hip back in place and in traction we wish him a full and speedy recovery. Ilford took the win 17 – 46, try scores for Stanford were Mark O’Connell (two), Grant Ferguson kicked two conversions and a penalty.
Stanford Sirens home to Tonbridge Juddians Ladies 2s – win 25 – 10
Another fantastic performance from the Sirens saw them take a convincing win even with a depleted side due to injury and work commitments. The Sirens were on a high and showed that the can play some excellent rugby between both forwards and backs. A slight dip in the 2nd half allowed Tonbridge to think that they may get back on level terms but this Sirens side cut that idea short very quickly with impressive rucking, mauling and supporting runs. The final score saw Stanford victorious 25 -10. Stanford’s try scorers were Debbie Walsh (three), Helena Moore-Allison and Katina Richardson with one a piece. Stanford’s forward of the match was a well-deserved award to Danielle Morley and Stanford’s back of the match went to Katrina Richardson for her constant work all over the field.
Stanford u16s home to Chingford in the cup – loss 26 – 38
A much improved performance by the Stanford side from the weekend before when they two sides meet in a league fixture. Stanford had a flat 15 and were unlucky not have got something out of the game. The coaches were very pleased with the performance “ it wss an outstanding team effort and they played with heart and courage”. The final score was 26 – 38 to Chingford. Stanford’s try scorers were; Harry Taylor, Harry Tillet, Jack Heald and jack Cochrane with Harry Taylor adding 3 conversions. Stanford’s man of the match was Harry Tillet.
Stanford u15s away to Romford – win 17 -20
A fantastic game of rugby to watch and either side could have taken the win but the Stanford team got their nose in front and never let their hosts claw back their early lead. The game was played at a furious rate by both sides and every break down was contested hard. Both sides should be commended for playing some outstanding rugby using both forwards and backs. Final score was 17 – 20. Stanford’s try scorers were; Joe Duligall, Jamie Wooffitt & Kirean Claydon with Joe Duligall adding one conversion and one penalty. Stanford’s man of the match was awarded to Harvey Cassidy for his performance in the forwards.
Stanford u13s away to Epping & Upper Clapton – loss 22 – 10
A very hard fought game that Stanford was unlucky not to have got more from. The difference between the two sides was just some basic errors which allowed Sudbury to capitalise on. As the team gets more use to a full size pitch they most certainly will be a team to be reckoned with. Final score 22 -10 to Epping & Upper Clapton. Stanford’s try scorers were; Harry Green & Alfie Desmond
Stanford’s mini and midi section went en-mass to Billericay where every team was a real credit to the club, every play, boy and girl impressed the coaches and parents. The youngest members of the Stanford club all played with huge smiles on their faces no matter what the score was;
Stanford under 12s try scorers were; Owen Ryley & Zak Leo. Stanford’s player of the day was Daisy Seaman.
Stanford under 11’s try scorers were; Joshua Early (three), Charlie Baker (two), Jorja Hardman, Charlie Gander, Izenosa Binitie, Joshua Maskell, Alfie Rowe, Tyer Thurston & Adem Burton. Stanford’s play of the day was Jorja Hardman.
Stanford under 8’s try scorers were; Freddie Parks (Four), Josh wells (Two) Adam Mandry & Matthew Jackman. Stanford’s player of the day was Matthew Jackman.