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Youth Match Reports-3rd October 2020

UNDER 14s-It must be mentioned a big thank you to a few Portadown players who volunteered to play for Coleraine to ensure that the game went ahead, and help develop rugby further.

Portadown started strongly with big carries from our forwards, pulling Coleraine in, which created space for our backs to run into and score.  This dominant pattern continued throughout the 1st quarter and put Portadown  32-0 up. A series of substitutions where then made which slightly disrupted the team and allowed Coleraine to pull one try back, but soon Portadown organised themselves again with all team members contributing, some clever kicks and quick taps helped Portadown build further scores.

It was great to see our mix of year 9 and 10 players combining and supporting each other, with some in new positions, playing good rugby that we have practised in training. Well done Boys! Final Score  92-10

Scorers: Lucas McClement – 5 Tries/ Tyler Jackson 4 Tries/ Bobby Newell 2 Tries/ Dylan Wilson 1 Try/ Josh Osborne 1 Try/ Billy Cannon 1 Try, 11 Conversions

UNDER 16s- The Under 16s welcomed Coleraine to Chamber’s Park on a cold day, perfect for a game of rugby. The Portadown squad was filled to the brim with 31 players who were eager for gametime so it was a challenge for the Coaches to give enough gametime to each player but all players enjoyed the run out. Unfortunately, a well drilled Coleraine squad took the spoils by the end of the game winning 19-27 but in the end, both sides played some great running rugby and looks promising for the rest of the season, as well as the future.

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