Rugby: Saffron Walden win at Newmarket

PUBLISHED: 14:00 17 October 2018

Saffron Walden's Ryan Curtis on the attack (pic Gary Benn)

Saffron Walden's Ryan Curtis on the attack (pic Gary Benn)


Saffron Walden under-16s galloped to a 34-7 win over Newmarket at the weekend.

They had to shuffle their line-up due to a number of injuries, which showed in the first quarter as they took time to settle.

Aggressive, fast defence caused early problems for Walden but they adapted well and scored in the fourth minute as Oisin Murphy showed some fleet footwork, followed by a storming charge from Jack Carey.

Newmarket fought back as Walden relaxed to score their own converted try, but the visitors responded well with a try from Fraser Murray.

Walden were now controlling the game with accurate and organised play, running at the opposition through the forwards to draw in defenders and using speed out wide.

Ryan Curtis had a superb game and scored three tries in the second half to rightly be awarded player of the match, showing great support to the ball carrier, in a great team performance.


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