JUNIOR RUGBY: Town’s comeback kids seal victory

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Promising Spalding RFC under-15s continued their excellent recent form with a rousing comeback win over West Norfolk at the weekend.

Spalding were guilty of taking the wrong options early on, trying to run the ball against a tight West defence, leading to a lot of lateral movement and very little forward.

At the other end, a Town mix-up resulted in a penalty for the Norfolk side. They took it quickly, with their bludgeoning prop crashing through the Spalding defence for a try which was converted.

That score seemed to galvanise Spalding and they kicked into gear. West were penalised and a quickly-taken penalty allowed JJ Faulkner to force his way over and score, with Oliver Johnson adding the conversion to make it 7-7 at half time.

Spalding certainly became more assertive in the second half – although within minutes of the restart, an altercation between Johnson and one of the West centres saw both receive yellow cards.

Undeterred, Town went ahead for the first time when a swift passing move released Adam Castle to race down the left wing. He was high tackled in the act of scoring which resulted in the award of a penalty try, allowing Corey Lewis to convert.

Spalding, now well on top, went straight back on the attack and extended their lead when Lewis touched down. Johnson, now back on the field, converted superbly.

Not done there, Town won a clean ball from a late lineout, before swift passing allowed Castle to battle his way over for a try in the right corner.

Johnson converted superbly again to bring the scoring to a close in Spalding’s last game for a few weeks.