Stamford Under-10s travelled to Newark and in blustery conditions fielded two sides, Reds and Blues, against Newark Blues, Newark Reds and Keyworth.
Stamford Reds got off to a great start against Newark Blues with great ball work between Tom Hattee, Tom Chesworth and Sam Hughes, and went on to win 6-1 with tries from Sam Hughes (3), Thomas Dancy (2) and Chesworth.
The Reds’ second game, against Newark Reds, produced a further dominant performance with great tackling and rucking from Jonny LeVoi, Ben Henton and Dancy. Confident passing resulted in a 5-2 win with tries from Hughes (4) and Chesworth.
Their final game against Keyworth was much closer. Ewan Criddle and Hattee were tenacious in their tackling and there was great running from Hughes, driving the Keyworth defence backwards. Tries from Hughes (3) and Chesworth sealed a 4-3 win.
Stamford Blues began with a hard-fought 3-2 loss to a strong Keyworth side despite great tackling from Tom Needham and second half tries from Robbie Williams and Will Jordan.
They started their second game against Newark Blues strongly with some great ball handling and offloads from Sam Calvert and James Birbeck but the first try wasn’t scored until the second half when sustained pressure saw Ciaran Dolby score. Newark pulled a try back to make the final score 1-1.
The Blues saved their best performance until last, against Newark Reds. Continued pressure enabled George Johnstone to score a brace of breakaway tries.
With Newark pulling a try back before half time it was not until near the end of the game that Stamford sealed the 3-1 win when Harvey Warters powered towards the line and, before being tackled, popped the ball to Dolby to score.