Titanic display from Under 9s
Published at 07:41, Wednesday, 11 September 2013
RUGBY: TYNEDALE U9 Titans caused a storm at the Northumberland County Festival by slaying all opponents who stood in the way.
With the festival replacing the previous cup competition which Tyne won for the previous two years, the team were pitted against six opponents and they came away with six victories.
The Titans, competing in the ability group, opened with a slender 2-1 success over Whitley Bay Rockcliff and 4-3 triumph over Northern.
This was followed with success by a two try margin over Morpeth before a convincing 6-2 over previous cup finalists Novocastrians.
Titans then maintained their winning run, which saw them score 28 tries and concede only 11, with a 5-1 triumph over Alnwick and a 6-1 success over Percy Park.
The team consisted of Henry Aitkenhead, William Burns, Luke Chaudhry, Harry Coldwell, Toby Ferguson, Edward Foreman, Toby Jowett, William Priestley and Matthew Sharman.
They were not the only Tynedale representatives on the day, with the Tynedale Trojans taking their place alongside their counterparts in the mixed ability group.
After a slow start, they went down to Alnwick but responded positively with a 6-5 win over Ponteland and a 5-4 victory over Blyth.
Another tough loss to Novos was followed by a 5-4 triumph over Ponteland and a final 5-4 victory against Morpeth.
Appearing for the Trojans was Will Bailey, Nicholas Beatty, Gemma Bell, Charlie Coombe, Euan Crozier, Euan Davis, Angus Dunstan, James Franklin, Luke Grieg and Alexander Trim.
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