Millbrook Academy Year 7 v Churchdown School - March 2014

posted 27 May 2014, 02:56 by Google Google   [ updated 27 May 2014, 02:57 ]

Millbrook Academy Year 7 rugby team finished their rugby season on a high with a comfortable 60-0 victory over local rivals, Churchdown School. Millbrook Academy have not beaten Churchdown in over five years which made the victory even more poignant.

An extremely talented and confident team took to the pitch and with only 4 minutes on the clock, the score was opened by Josh Gilkes cutting a fine line through the opposition defence. The try was ably converted from the boot of Josh Locke.

Within a further 10 minutes, a scything run from Jacob Harris and through the powerful direction from Aaron Basford allowed Millbrook to open up a 19-0 lead with a further conversion from fly half Locke.

On the stroke of half time, scrum half, Alfie Williams let loose with his trademark darting run from the base of the scrum leaving the opposition in disarray with two tries in quick succession.

Jacob Harris continued the flow of scoring straight after half time with an untouched run in from a pinpoint pass from Locke. Gilkes took his second try with an unstoppable break from the half way line to put the score at 41-0 with Locke converting his third kick.

Williams took his well-deserved hatrick with ease as he turned the defence inside out with his agile lines of running, however the growing crowd of parents were treated to the try of the match from full back Rivaldo Robinson. Having caught the ball on his own line, Robison followed the directions from his team mates used his strength and speed to outwit the opposition and run the entire length of the field to score under the posts. Locke eased the ball between the uprights to put Millbrook 53-0 ahead.

The final try was awarded to playmaker Charlie Huckson, who with support from props Charlie Hartmink and Hooker Sam Newman was driven over the line to make the final score, following a Locke conversion, a hugely impressive 60-0.

A special mention has to be made to the tireless effort from Josh Butt and Sam Newman who have demonstrated incredible defence and on numerous occasions have enabled a turnover of possession. A huge congratulations to all those boys who have played this year.