Sponne rugby District Champions and County finalists!
On 6th March 2018 the Year 8 Sponne rugby team competed in the District Tournament to qualify for the County Championships. The first match was against our rivals Campion who up to that point we had never beaten. We played well and won 3-1.
Second match was against CCS, again we won 7-0 (tries scored by Will Deamer (2), Josh Howkins(2), Mitchell Boffin and Lucas Sanger)
On a mission to win the tournament undefeated, we played Moulton. Again a strong win 4-0 (2 Tries by Will Deamer (2), Jayden White and Lewis smith)
Winning all three matches meant we won the entire tournament only conceding one try.
Two weeks later the team represented the district at the county finals held at NSB.
The pool games consisted of a 10-5 win over Bishop Stopford (Josh Howkins scored twice) and a 15-15 draw against an athletic Duston School. Tries conceded and scored by both of the latter teams meant that a coin toss would decide whether we progressed in to the final…. “Tails never fails” was not the order of the day and a successful call of “Heads!” sent us in to the final against NSB.
The final was a titanic struggle from start to finish, with outstanding commitment from all players. Unfortunately, a final play try confirmed the victory for NSB.
We will have them next year!!
Report by:- Will Deamer (Captain) Yr8CMB