Match Report
Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form 1st XV vs  King Henry VIII School, Coventry
On: Saturday, 07 Jan 2006
Venue: Away

King Henry VIII 12 JCC 36

John Cleveland travelled to nearby Coventry for their first game of the New Year, with a notably strong team welcoming back Tom Bradshaw at number 8, starting for the first time after a year of unfortunate injury. Cleveland started where they had left off with their dominant mauling drive giving the backs time and space to use the ball. It was from a maul that hooker Scott Wright touched down after some clever interplay from twinkle toes Dan Hurst. But the dogged Coventry side battled back and pressured the Cleveland line by mauling and kicking for territory. The pressure finally told and Henry's went over to draw the score level. JC also appeared to continue their poor discipline coincidently with another Warwickshire ref as they conceded numerous amounts of penalties. The territory game continued to work and they scored again and converting making the score 12-5. This seemed to kick start Cleveland's game and they responded with a Fullerton try under the stick, which Short converted to level the scores. JCC capped off the half with a powerful Durose effort in the corner ending the first period 12-17.

Jez Saxon was
ought off the bench in the second half and made an immediate impact with a bullish run offloading to flanker Chris Mundy to score the fourth try. The conversion was missed and the lead was increased to 12-22. John Cleveland managed to butcher a number of chances before try machine Durose got his second from a set move, with Howgate and Wheatcroft providing the space. Short added the conversion and took the score out of sight to 12-29. The changes were rung in and hooker Aled Roberts completed the scoring with an impressive run out on the right wing where his new position appears to be. Short added the extras and the score finished 12-36. a solid start to the new year but Cleveland will have to improve their discipline with a 37-7 penalty count against them, stronger teams will not be as forgiving.


1. S.Massarella (c)
2. S.Wright
3. J.Williamson
4. M.Judkins
5. D.Hurst
6. B.Avent
7. C.Mundy
8. T.Bradshaw
9. T.Short
10. T.Wheatcroft
11. Z.Fullerton
12. D.Howgate
13. M.Pallas
14. D.Durose
15. J.Eke

16. J.Tate
17. J.Bown
18. A.Roberts
19. J.Saxon
20. A.Mundy