JUNIOR RUGBY: Terrific Town on-song

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A devastating first half guided Spalding RFC’s young guns to a 36-5 victory at Oakham under-15s on Sunday.

John McManus broke from a scrum to score Town’s first unconverted try, before crucial tackles from Luke Jones, Elliot Kuliside and Tom Birdseye snuffed out a dangerous period of Oakham play.

Spalding steadied the ship and Adam Castle carved his way through the defence for their second try, which was converted by Oliver Johnson.

An Oakham kick ahead was then expertly caught by Jordan Searle, who made ground and set up a ruck from which the ball was swiftly moved out to Castle, who scored in the corner.

Not done there, Searle was released to take play up to the halfway line. The attack was carried on with drives from Harry Wilkinson-Roberts and Castle before Johnson was able to force his way over near the posts to make it 22-0 at the break.

Spalding’s first score of the second period saw JJ Faulkner feed Mark Hendy, who scored under the posts. James Hook added the two points.

With the game drawing to a close, Spalding were not finished and a searing break from his own 22 saw Castle weave his way to the line for his hat trick. Hook converted again.

Despite being outclassed, Oakham battled well and grabbed a consolation try from a forward drive in the right corner at the death.

A week earlier, Spalding RFC’s under-15’s thrashed Southwell 62-0.

They ran in ten unanswered tries, with Castle getting himself another hat-trick.

Corey Lewis (2), Hendry, James Sharpe, Faulkner, Searle and Harry Wilkinson-Roberts were the scorers.