U14’s v Blaydon 30th Oct 2011

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Carlisle RFC under 14’s travelled to Blaydon in Northumberland with ideal weather conditions for a game of rugby.

Carlisle kicked off with a good chase from the forwards and with some good counter-rucking turned over the ball.  Second row Harry Powell then broke through Blaydon’s defence with the first try of the game, duly converted by Struan Kyle.

Blaydon restarted the game and good forward play from Carlisle pushed the opponents back into their 22, but then lost the ball.  Blaydon recycled the ball but in an attempt to clear their lines, good interception from Carlisle’s No 10 Struan Kyle resulted with him taking the ball and scoring Carlisle’s second try which he then went on to convert.  

The game carried on with good pressure from Carlisle and Blaydon not really threatening Carlisle’s defensive lines.  Just before half time and decisions going against Carlisle, Blaydon drove over to score their first try which wasn’t converted.

Half time Blaydon 5 – Carlisle 14.

The second half saw fresh legs on both sides with Carlisle starting the stronger side.  However, with penalties going against them, Blaydon managed to pull back two tries, one converted.

Carlisle responded with good open play, getting the ball out wide to winger Charlie Pearson who sprinted from the half way line to score Carlisle’s third try, converted by Struan Kyle.  With the score standing at 21 – 17 in Carlisle’s favour and minutes to go Carlisle tried to defend their lead, but the last play of the game resulted in Blaydon’s winger breaking through and scoring an unconverted try, giving Blaydon the victory by 1 point.

Well played Carlisle – some days referee decisions don’t go your way!

Date:            30 Oct 2011
Kick off time:        11.00 am
Match:            Blaydon v Carlisle  
Venue:            Blaydon
Won / drawn / lost:    Lost
Result:            22 v 21
Half time score:    5 v 14