Rugby: Weekend reports for Stanford

Stanford RFC weekly roundup

Stanford 1st team have an outstanding win.

Stanford (38) – Runwell Wyverns (15) Stanford away win

STANFORD travelled to Runwell Wyverns expecting a tough game and that is what they got. The Runwell pack pretty much outweighed the Stanford forwards two to one pound for pound and this played a big advantage to the home side. With both teams trading tries early on it was Runwell who had the slight lead at halftime 15-12. The 2nd half saw Stanford changed gear and controlled the game with tries being scored from all kinds of positions.

Stanford was deserved winners 38 -15, Stanford try scores were Liam Morley (2), Kyle Munro, Danny Jackson, Matt Rumble & Sean Thompson. Conversions Ricky Damm (3) Matt Greenhill (1). Stanford man of the match Danny Jackson.

Stanford 2s (39) – Upminster V (0)

Stanford 2s took a reverse away win as Upminster pulled out on Friday night.

Stanford Sirens (79) – Thurrock T-Birds 2s (0) Home win

Sirens played with style and flair not allowing their visitors ball time.

An emphatic display by the Sirens saw the ladies have complete control of this local derby. Sirens had the bit between their teeth earlier on and never let the romp stop until the final whistle.

A very one sided affair had the Sirens really showing their ball skills all over the park, they had fantastic support runs and great line speed, Thurrock had no answer to the home sides dominance. Stanford’s try scorers were; Stephanie Witham (4), Sarah Beddington (3), Amber Patience, Katrina Richardson Debbie Walshe, Genevieve Beard & Lisa Gounden. Amber Patience converted (7). Player of the Match Lisa Gounden.

Stanford Sirenettes first ever outing. Away in a round robin with Colchester and Basildon

Two games played one narrow loss and a well-earned draw.

Stanford’s newest team played their very first games, the young ladies had been training hard and were ready for what was to come. The first game against Colchester was a battle Royall with every Sirenette putting their body on the line. A battle that saw them loss 7 – 3 but a great baptism for this gutsy team.

Their 2nd outing was against Basildon; with a number of Stanford players having given it all the depleted team borrowed some Colchester players. This game was another epic contest with the Stanford ladies really showing what they were made of. An eventual draw was like a mini victory for the ladies and deserved celebrations all-round. Stanford’s try scorers were; Georgia Wiggins (2), Millie Regan, & Rebecca Boultwood.

Stanford u16s (5) – Rochford (50) home loss

Stanford were punished for sleeping in the 1st half and were always then on the back foot. After a rousing half time team talk the Stanford lads made much more of a game of it with both teams scoring a try a piece. Clearly the game would have been a different affair if the Stanford team had turned up in the first half. Stanford’s try scorer was Jake Brown. Stanford’s Man of the match Brandon Bodimeade.

Stanford u15s (50) – Old Brentwoods (0) Home cup win by half time

Clinical display by the Stanford teams Cup outing

It’s the first season for the Old B’s side and they showed that they have the passion and the commitment to become a good side. The Stanford side having played much more rugby showed that they knew how to put the game out of sight just before half time at 56 – 0. The second half saw Stanford move players to various positions and the game was much more competitive with Old B’s getting a well-deserved try. The final unofficial score was 80 – 5. Stanford’s try scorers were; Zack Burdett (3), Joe Duligall (2), Ross Gale (2), Jamie Wooffitt, Harvey Cassidy, Ben Kelly, Jake Lane, Jack Knight. Conversions added Joe Duligall (8), Daniel Davidson & Rhys Dell. Stanford’s man of the match was Joe Duligall.

Stanford u14s (40) – Old Brentwoods (7) away CUP win

Stanford played with control and style. The well worked drills and support play saw Stanford dominate their hosts in most areas around the pitch. The game wasn’t totally one way and Stanford was made to defend well when under pressure. Stanford’s try scorers were; Mason Bright-Norcross (2), George Whalley (2), David Mudenda, Mark David Ikhifa (1) plus 5 conversions

Stanford u13s (5) – Harlow (27) Home loss

A gutsy performance by Stanford’s youngest youth side but despite losing the Stanford team gave an outstanding display and never gave up. Their determined efforts were rewarded with a great try and were it not for some strong defending by Harlow there may have been more on the board. Stanford’s scorer was; Teddy Shaw. Stanford’s Forward of the match was Tom Oughton and Back of the match Richard Apps.

Stanford u12’s (15) – Dagenham (10) Away win

An improving team at every outing Stanford went to Dagenham who they had never beaten before. The game was a close and tight affair with both teams controlling large sections of the game. But it was the better defensive qualities and controlled attack that gave Stanford the deserved victory. Stanford’s combined game play showed that they can control hard opposition, with a never say never attitude they proved they know how to win. Stanford’s try scorers were; Zak Leo, Daniel Hook & Dylan Gale.

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