JUNIOR RUGBY: Top diss-play from Town teens

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SPALDING RFC U15s 65 DISS RFC U15s 7: Another encouraging display saw Spalding RFC’s young guns cruise to a whopping win.

With both squads depleted due to half-term, the game started as a 14-a-side contest – which gave plenty of players the chance to shine.

Corey Lewis’ drive forward allowed Adam Castle to run in Town’s first try in the corner.

Lewis then peeled off from the ruck and created the space for Oliver Johnson to take the ball at speed and score try number two under the posts. He succeeded with the conversion.

Spalding were now in dominant mood,but Diss hit back with a converted try of their own when Town’s defence failed to deal with a big kick forward. They responded well to the setback though and moved cross-field where Lewis, Johnson, Tom Birdseye and Castle combined to send in JJ Faulkner for another unconverted try.

From the re-start, Will Fletcher passed to the supporting Castle to score under the posts to make it 22-7.

Mark Hendy drove over the line for Spalding’s next score after Lewis was held up near the line, before Faulkner released Will Morgan to score another try under the posts. The latter was converted.

The scores continued to come for Town, with Castle showing great pace to race onto Johnson’s kick and touch down. Another poor kick off then allowed Faulkner to make his way through some dispirited tackling to add a further try.

With Spalding now in complete control, that man Castle raced through to notch two more tries, with Lewis converting one.

To their credit, Diss hit back with their second try of the game, but it was Town who had the final word.

Fittingly, it was Johnson who capped a fine display by ghosting through the defence to add try number 11, which he converted.