NLD at Coalville result

2nd December 2018 against NLD at Coalville result Staffs 38 NLD 46

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The game was the first Super Sunday held at Coalville RFC on a wet December morning.

The Staffordshire Boys started very well against a well drilled and competitive NLD squad and scored a good early try by the forwards which was converted. NLD responded with pressure and scored 2 tries one of which was converted. The half time score was 19 points to NLD and 7 points to Staffordshire.

Both teams put on 7-8 players at half time in accordance with the half game rule, Staffordshire adapted the quickest to the changes scoring 2 tries 1 of which was converted increasing the score to 19 points to 19 each, NLD responded with 2 tries and 1 conversion increasing the score to 31 points to 19. Staffordshire put on pressure and were awarded a try which was again converted.

With only 6 minutes remaining the score was 31 points NLD and 26 points Staffordshire. Staffordshire in the closing minutes lost 2 key forwards on yellow cards which gave NLD the edge resulting in a further 3 tries none of which were converted. It was a game which was a much closer than the final score suggests. Credit to before sides for some excellent Rugby and an entertaining game.

Given it was the first occasion some of the Staffordshire U18 had played, it was a solid performance which the squad can build on for the next 2 Super Sundays.