Royston youngsters battle to seal Datchworth double

ROYSTON captain Lyle Clarke led the under-nines to victory over Datchworth on Sunday, with winger James Sharp opening the scoring in the first game. Datchworth played a very physical game up front and gave the Royston pack a run for their money with Roys

ROYSTON captain Lyle Clarke led the under-nines to victory over Datchworth on Sunday, with winger James Sharp opening the scoring in the first game.

Datchworth played a very physical game up front and gave the Royston pack a run for their money with Royston prop Jake Letch putting in a memorable performance pressuring the Datchworth forwards and forcing mistakes and turnovers.

The half-time score was level at 10-10 after Datchworth caught up with a well worked try.

And with both teams coming out strongly, the second half was just as tight as the first.


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However, the Royston defence went into overdrive, with centres Jamie Drage and Edward Shannon pushing the Datchworth attacks backwards.

But with the clock running down, Royston took advantage of a tiring Datchworth defence, with William Tyrell crossing the line for a match-winning try.

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The second game also went Royston's way, with Shannon putting The Crows in front after just a minute.

Two more tries followed in the first half to give the under-nines a healthy lead at half-time.

Jamie Capewell and Zach Holsen continued to cause ­problems after the break, and as a result Royston ran out 30-5 winners.

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