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Wanstead under-12s keep Manor to nil

PUBLISHED: 11:15 12 March 2015

Wanstead under-12s halt an Eton Manor attack (pic: Jeremy Turner)

Wanstead under-12s halt an Eton Manor attack (pic: Jeremy Turner)

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Herons win series with local rivals Eton Manor

Wanstead under-12s kept hosts Eton Manor to nil throughout a recent three-game series.

The Herons travelled to the New Wilderness on the back of some recent good form which continued as the visitors won 35-0 on aggregate.

In the first fixture, Wanstead took a 7-0 lead into half-time when Brandon Smith sprinted past the home defence to cross the tryline with Harry Turner duly converting.

After the break the Herons were awarded a penalty which John Ryan took quickly and after an interchange with Alfie Gibbons, Ryan touched down with Turner again adding the extras to seal a 14-0 win.

Both sides tinkered with their sides ahead of the second match which turned into a war of attrition.

Wanstead went closest to opening the scoring in the first-half when Danny Batstone broke through but he was tackled close to the line.

Following the interval the Herons were dominant but still could not find the elusive try as the game finished 0-0.

In the final match of the series Batstone passed to Turner from the back of a scrum who applied a finish, and the conversion, to put Wanstead in the lead.

The Herons grabbed their second of the half when Ryan intercepted a Manor pass in his own 22 before running the length of the score with Turner adding the extras to send the visitors in 14-0 up.

Brandon Smith completed the scoring for his side in the second-half when he broke through the Manor defence with Turner once again converting to seal a 21-0 victory in the final game of the series.

Coach Jeremy Turner was delighted with the effort of his players across the course of the day.

“We had three games against a well-organised group of players and they failed to score,” said Turner.


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