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Sub16: CR Costa Almeria URA v CR Estrecho Sub 16
Date: 23rdFebruary 2019
Ground: Juan Rojas Stadium, Almeria
Conditions: Sunny (23)
Referee: Javier Martín Ferreres
CR Estrecho Sub 16 were travelling to Almeria with 6 key players missing due to holidays, sickness and injuries so this match was always going to be a test as we had several players playing out of position, including our fullback from the Sub 14’s Manu Martin making his Sub 16 debut. Time for them all to step up and deliver what they had been practicing in training.
From the kick off Estrecho were under pressure but the defence held strong and when Almeria dropped the ball Ale Gonzalez collected it and sprinted 50 metres to score the first try.
On 8 minutes a fluent move by the Estrecho backs saw our Sub 14 player Manu Martin go over in the corner for his debut try which he converted.
Estrecho did not have it all their own way as Almeria had some very strong tackling and rucking forwards, notably their No 8 who was everywhere in the faces of the Estrecho players and on 13 minutes he went over for a try under the posts making the score Almeria 7 Estrecho 12. Game On !!!!
The pressure was eventually eased by Estrecho when Alex went on 2 bullocking runs and scored 2 strong tries.
Then on the stroke of half time came something that CR Estrecho Rugby Club has not seen for 6 years ha drop goal. From a ruck 25 meters out Spike Parsons called for the ball and stroked a drop goal between the posts.
After half time it was all Estrecho and even though they let in another try in, Estrecho added 5 more tries in the second half to win by 14-62.
All the Estrecho players stepped up to their tasks and Robbie Smith dived over in the corner to break his cherry and score his first try for the club.
Estrecho try scorers were: 4 Ale Gonzalez, 2 Alex Peat-Diable, 1 Spike Parsons, 1 Manu Martin, 1 Robbie Smith plus 6 conversions by Ale Gonzalez, 1 by Manu Martin and 1 Drop Goal from Spike Parsons.
Estrecho are still unbeaten and move to 1st position in the league, 3 points clear of Marianistas
Final Score: Almeria 14 Estrecho 62
A great game of rugby played in good spirits by all the players, a joy to watch. Well done to all the players and thank you to the supporters.
CR Estrecho Sub 16 Player of the Week was unanimous decision and well deserved by Ale “Speedie” Gonzalez who con-tinues to impress and scored 4 tries
Player’s Player of the Match was Isaac Ruiz for his strong running and hard hitting defence.
A special mention must go to Manu Martin from CR Estrecho Sub 14’s who stepped up to the Sub 16’s and played the whole match at fullback scoring a try and a conversion – amazing performance from Manu
Top Try Scorers this season
16 Ale Gonzalez
8 Captain Felix & Spike
7 Dani Sotillo
6 Billy & Alex
5 Ben B & Isaac
1 each Nathan, Seb, Manu, Robbie, Felix S, Jose S, Big Dani
A special mention must go to the Estrecho Sub 16 sponsors, The Hairy Lemon in Sotogrande, La Finca Thai Fusion in Alcaidesa and The Resident Newspaper in Manilva.
Next Match: Sub 16 Estrecho v Sub 16 Ciensias at Sevilla 2nd March 2019