A game of two halves
By Steve Floyd
Wind & rain prevented Royston playing their usual quick game
Royston U 14’s travelled to Verulamians for the first round of the Herts Cup. Royston started slow and Verulamians were the first to score with a converted try. This galvanised our boys and slowly we began to get into the game - this was the last score the V's managed as we took control of the game. We went into half time with a 12 - 7 lead.
The second half was very one sided with our boys spending most of the half camped in the Verulamians 22. The forwards took control of the breakdown and played at the pace they wanted - special mention for Billy & Josh P who threw themselves into tackles and stopped Verulamians before they could cross the gain line.
The backs used the wind and conditions to keep control of the game and kicking with the wind in the second half kept Verulamians pinned on their line for much of the time.
Well done to the boys for grinding out a good win in bad conditions. Looking forward to hosting Tabard at home in the next round of the Cup on 17th March.
Tries: Owen, Billy, George 2, Ben P, Sean, Matthew
Conversions: Cody 2