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Mixed fortunes for Woodford on trip to seaside

PUBLISHED: 09:00 11 January 2013

Wallace and Phillips double tackle

Wallace and Phillips double tackle

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Under-14s take on Westcliff in friendlies

Woodford’s under-14s enjoyed mixed fortunes in their two friendlies at Westcliff, losing one match but winning the other.

The A team were always up against it as they fell to a 34-7 defeat.

However, they started well to put the first seven points on the board.

Winning the ball at a ruck, Jed West fed Jamie Ali who made a break before linking with William Curness, who raced through to score under the posts before Henry Sharland converted.

The visitors fought hard to protect their lead, but Westcliff eventually used their powerful forwards to drive over for their first try.

And the home side asserted their authority to score twice more to lead 17-7 at the break.

In the second half, Westcliff used their possession to charge at Woodford, who defended bravely but succumbed to three further tries to eventually fall 34-7.

There was, however, better fortune in the B game as Woodford secured a 19-10 success.

Missed tackles allowed the hosts to score the first try of the game.

But Woodford responded and Sharland stepped through to run to the posts for a converted try to go 7-5 ahead.

Will Carey and Robert Yiannakou both went close to scoring as the visitors had the better of the first half.

Changes in the second half saw both clubs use their full squads with players filling in at unusual positions.

This saw West line up in the centre opposite the Westcliff number eight and he soon out-sprinted his rival to score under the posts.

A burst down the wing saw Westcliff reduce the arrears to 14-10.

But, with four minutes remaining, Curness gained possession following a scrum on Westcliff’s five-metre line and touched down to complete the scoring.

Woodford: Chamberlain, Wilkins, Levy, Yiannakou, Fay, Weldon, Venditti, West, Phillips, Curness, Mead, Sharland, Ali, Carey, Murray, Langley, Whiting, Wallace, Fitzpatrick, Chance.

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