Match Report
Denstone College Boys-U15A vs  The King's School, Macclesfield
On: Saturday, 30 Sep 2017
Venue: at Home


U15A vs King’s Macclesfield


This was a game of two halves and mirrored many of the games that have involved the U15A’s so far this season. Following a typically slow start, a mini revival, the opponents ran out comfortable winners, over powering a smaller yet spirited Denstone outfit.

King’s Macclesfield dominated the early exchanges and were initially rebuffed by good Denstone defence. However, a first line break from the King’s Macclesfield was clinically finished and was followed by a further three quick-fire tries. From the resultant conversion, a moment that changed the momentum of the half, as Jack Gilman charged down the conversion and gave the team belief. For the remainder of the half Denstone played some good rugby and started to play territory with some excellent kicking but also a combination strong running and offloading. As a result, Harvey Hughes scored a try after a turnover and Tom Coton scored a try shortly after, which Sam Clarke converted. King’s Macclesfield scored a try to finish the half after numerous penalties with a converted try from a driving maul, a tactic that they would employ to good effect in the second half.

Speaking after the game Magnus Brown acknowledged that “we let ourselves down in the second half” and it was opinion shared by the rest of the squad. Some poor tackling, a failure to play in the opposition’s half and errors in and around the Denstone 22 were punished by a good King’s Macclesfield side who added a further six tries and one conversion for the game to finish Denstone 12 King’s Macclesfield 61