Stanford RFC weekly round up
Stanford 1st XV (44) – Ravens (0)
SATURDAY saw the visit of Ravens RFC to the rec and after a delayed start Stanford lent Ravens a number of players to make up their side. The final score was 44 – 0 in favour of Stanford. Stanford’s try scorers were; Calum Reid, Troy Elkes, Sonny Smith, Jack Egar Matt Rumble, Micheal Kite, Liam Morley & Chris Doran, with Calum Reid converting two. Stanford’s man of the match was Jared Gounden.
Stanford Ladies travelled to Hampstead and were just edge out.
Stanford Sirens (27) – Hampstead ladies (43)
An extremely out of character start from the Sirens saw them concede 5 tries, but this is not a team that just gives up and started to hit back. Once the Sirens had got a hold of the game they started to become more dominant. Trailing 25 – 0 they pulled the score back to 31 -22 and gave everything they had in the tank.
The final score flattered Hampstead at 43 -22 but the real story was the never say never attitude and team work from the Sirens. Stanford’s try scorers were; Stephanie Witham, Danni Harris (debut), Sarah Beddington (debut) (2), Danielle Morley, Amber Patience converting (1). Stanford’s Back of the Match Amber Patience and Forward of the Match Sophie Davies.
Gritty Performance from only 15 players
Stanford u16s (14) – Cheshunt (14)
Stanford went away and took on a well drilled Cheshunt side on Sunday and again with only 15 players battled and fought to the final whistle. Stanford were defensively solid and pushed Cheshunt back time and time again, the red men also had the chances to win the game but it wasn’t to be. The team spirit and togetherness was flowing throughout the side and not 1 of the lads took a backward step. Stanford’s try scorers were: Jack Heald & Harry Taylor with Taylor adding both conversions. Stanford’s Man of the Match was Jarrod de Wit.
A good display of rugby but Stanford just rucked out.
Stanford u15s (12) – Cheshunt (31)
A regular friendly between these two sides has Cheshunt with the upper hands in wins and despite some awesome play by the Stanford players they just couldn’t match the better rucking skills of their visitors. Zack Burdett and Jack Bridgland-Clifford should get a special mention for some very special moments of play during a very competitive game but all the Stanford players gave their all. Stanford’s try score was; Jamie Wooffitt (2) with Burdett converting (1). Stanford’s man of the Match was Jake Tottman.
Spirited and determined team effort
Stanford u14s (24) – Thurrock (38)
A spirited showing and great discipline from the Stanford u14s side when they travelled to play their local derby at Thurrock. A well contested game between two battling sides but Thurrock was the stronger of the two and were deserved winners. Stanford’s grit and determination shows that they are a team going from strength to strength. Stanford’s scores were Mark-David Ikhifa (2), Joe Moran & David Mudenda. Ikhifa converted two.
Out of the Cup but most certainly not disgraced
Stanford u13s (5) – Braintree (34)
Stanford u13s hosted Braintree in the first round of the cup. This was a very hard game and the team that found the space out would be the eventual winners. Stanford battled and battled and the team spirit was just outstanding. Despite the score line they never gave up and the coaches and parents were extremely proud of the young side. Stanford’s try scorer was Teddy Shaw and also took Man of the Match.
Stanford mini’s travelled to Romford and showed that the future of Stanford is rosey RED.
Stanford u12’s (20) – Romford (15) & Stanford u12s (15) – Old Brentwood (15)
Only 10 players travelled to play in this round robin game and these players gave their heart and sole. Stanford’s rucking and mauling in the first game was dominant and gave the platform for a very good win against the hosts Romford. Stanford then had to immediately go again and despite taking the lead against Old Brentwoods the tiredness crept in and a draw was well fought by both sides. Owen Riley got a hatrick of tries in both games with Zak Leo adding the fourth try in the Romford game.
Stanford u8s (30) – Romford (20) & Stanford u8s (35) – Old Brentwood (35)
Fantastic first win for the hard working boys and girls of the Stanford u8s side.
They then battles extremely well to draw against Old Brentwood. All the players deserve huge praise for their big effort and smiles at the end of a hard day. Stanford’s try scorers were Matt Jackman (4) Oliver Wells (4) Freddie Parks (3), Jim Louden (1) & Kieran Barnett (1).
Stanford u7s (40) – Romford (30) & Stanford u7s (45) – Old Brentwood (35)
The youngest of the Stanford teams had a great outing playing with fun and lots of enthuisam. The games were played in great spirit by every side with Stanford’s quicker side taking the wins. Stanford’s try scorers were; Adam Mandry (10), Josh Wells (5) & Harry Fisher (2).