Stags 64 Barnard Castle IIs 0

By James Tyers - October 17 2019
Stags 64 Barnard Castle IIs 0 Keen to impress and hopefully set out a standard team, the Stags took to the field with its usual mix of experience and youth. No man personifying the experienced side of the game than the first try scorer and long time, we shan’t put a number on it, Westie, Davy Tighe ,..

Davy took the ball from the 22 and dazzled with a classic show and go throwing in a few side steps for good measure.

Someone who we hope will be keen to emulate the longevity of Mr Tighe, is Jack Harrison. The young man was very impressive again throughout going across after offering support to experienced back Callum Johnson. CJ was rewarded next with a great try, running over Barney’s winger like a young Nick Banahan (honestly, squint and it’s like seeing double)

Liam Smith was next to cross. He held his width well before taking a great ball from his fellow youngster Jack Harrison. He then cut inside, then outside showing great feet to beat the fullback who was almost as unsure as Liam, where he’d be going.

Last score of the half was the skipper Tyers. After a great break and some quick ball to bang up a few more yards, Dan Quinn again got the ball out quick to Tyo who astonishingly sold a dummy to two players before going under the posts.

HT 29 – 0 ish

Barnard Castle were not to be deterred and were offering stiff opposition in the scrums and through their aerial game all afternoon. Unfortunately for them, Tom Shaw had a weekend away from work and took out some frustrations at his lack of game time on the Barney runners. His first try of the afternoon was to come when Tom ripped the ball from Barney’s 8 and bouled over. Nice.

Josh “Young Blood” Riley has seen a resurgence in the green, white and red and was to shock everyone, most of all himself, by exhibiting a great turn of pace following some great possession rugby from the stags.

Shaw scored his second of the afternoon when his former U15 West Warrior colleague in Alex Johnson hit a tremendous line before allowing Tom to saunter in.

Jordan Painter, demonstrated a clean pair of heels to escape a tackle cutting in from out wide. The only concern came when from 10 feet out he began falling in slow motion for which felt like an eternity, only regaining his balance to fling himself across the line.

By this point Barney will still fighting but the West lineout began to dominate, making great yards with the maul and when they went off the top, allowing Quinny to hit up another man returning from a sabbatical, Paul Moss, the powerful flaunted more steps than Whitby to leave the defenders grasping at thin air.

Last up was Cam Mould who had worked tirelessly round the park and had his just rewards after a simple pop from Quinny.

Danny Quinn was pretty much an option for every try and was unlucky not to have scored as he had more runs than someone with dysentery.

Great win, Hope to have a similar squad out for the Cup on Saturday against Horden!

Scran – Curry with options of rice and roasties (or if you were dead nice a bit of each!)

Squad – Geritz, Mould, Evans, Tyers, Riley, Armstrong, Shaw, A.Johnson, Quinn, Tighe, Mallinson, Peacock, Smith, Harrison, C Johnson.
Todd, Painter, Larkin, Simpson, Cole

Stags 64 Barnard Castle IIs 0
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