Match report: Surrey U14 Presidents Shield final Reeds Weybridge vs Warlingham
After a very successful 2016/17 season for Reeds Weybridge U14 we found ourselves in the Surrey Presidents shield final of the waterfall cup against Warlingham.
The event was hosted at Esher where all the playoff matches took place on Sunday the 23rd of April. In front of a crowd of several hundred, Warlingham won the toss and elected to kick off. Reeds gathered the ball and immediately started the attack. After multiple phases of play, Reeds managed to break through the defence with Alfie Ulvmoen scoring the first try.
Reeds continued to attack with some clever kicks by fly half Sean McEvoy putting Alfie over for a second try. Reeds continued to dominate and a tight head scrum hooked by Callum Schofield, resulted in Jamie Stratford scoring.
The last try for the half came with some great interplay between backs and forwards eventually sending Elijah Hiscock over the line for a well worked try. Half time score was 22-0
Reeds continued their dominance in the second half with a charge down try scored by Matthew Bennett. Centres Ollie Maitland and Ross Stratton defence was unbelievably strong however Warlingham were not giving up and managed to score 2 tries after Reeds had given away a few penalties while defending.
Alfie scored his hat trick try which saw the end of a fiercely contested final leaving the final score at 32-12 to Reeds. Captain Morgan Rees was really pleased with the way the whole team stepped up throughout the season cumulating in winning the Surrey Shield.
Team: James Satchel, Callum Schofield, Oscar Foster, Jack Brook, Robert Adam, Dylan Spenser, Mathew Bennett, Elijah Hiscock Smith, Jamie Stratford, Morgan Rees (captain) Ollie Tyndale, Isaac Young, Sean McEvoy, Ross Stratton, Ollie Maitland, Alfie Ulvmoen, Noah Davie, Manny Langton, Alex Graham
Tim Schofield (Head coach) John Tyndale, Jon Stratford and Mark Stratton (Coaches)
Match report by Tim Schofield