Match Report
The Manchester Grammar School U15A vs  Bolton School Boys Division
On: Saturday, 01 Oct 2016
Venue: at Home

The best performance of the season and a result to match.

The under 15's set out in a determined fashion, desperate to make amends for their last two performances (last weeks loss to Merchant Taylor's School, and a narrow victory on Tuesday against Audenshaw in the Nat West Cup).

With almost perfect playing conditions it was MGS who started strongest. Indiscipline from the Bolton forwards lead to MGS gaining good field position. With Travis Blood back at 9, quick service was provided to a strong backline which also welcomed back Ollie Hill from injury. After a surging run down the right by the impressive Elliot Gourlay, a 3 man overlap was created on the left which was finished coolly by Louis Simms in the 5th minute.

Strong Bolton defence kept a dogged MGS side out until the 14th minute when the returning Hill sliced through the defence with a mazy run scoring under the posts allowing kicker Gourlay to add the 2. Up until half time it was all MGS with both Gourlay and Newby going over for fine tries.

As the end of the half drew near, poor discipline allowed Bolton good field position. After several phases of play, MGS solid defence finally cracked when their flanker snuck under the guards at the side of the ruck for an unconverted try. Half time score line MGS 24, Bolton 5.

In the second half, Bolton came out like an exocet missile which proved costly for MGS. The men in blue were unable to cope with the onslaught, and Bolton scored first in the 8th minute to draw the scores closer 24-12.

From here on in, MGS scored 4 unanswered tries, 2 from the elusive wing Alex Lee (15,36 minutes).

The game finished 43-12, just reward to the hard work in training the team put in through the week.

The next game is at home against St Anselms next Saturday.