Match Report
Hurstpierpoint College U15 vs  Eastbourne College
On: Saturday, 04 Dec 2004
Venue: at Home

This was a very physical game, with both sides flying into rucks and mauls, often offside. The penalty count was very high throughout the match as neither side managed to achieve any fluency or continuity and constantly stepped offside at rucks and mauls. Hurst started brightly with Dom Smithers going over in the corner after ten minutes. After that some strong running by the Eastbourne backs was contained by Hurst's miserly defence.
Hurst began the second half by winning a penalty in front of the posts which Jack Maybank converted and the score remained at 8-0 for most of the second half. Mitch Syrett was sin-binned soon after but the 14 Hurst players made a hugeb effort in defence and once Mitch returned, Carl Anderson kicked through to score after a 22 drop-out had been charged down by Ed Bowden. Jack Maybank added the conversion.

Man of the match: Harry Appleton