Bracknell U13s XV versus Ranelagh School 1st XV
By John Halley
Match report by Ian Manners
Wednesday evening May 1st and a BRFC U13’s Select XV took on local school Ranelagh U13’s 1st XV in an Invitation Match at Bracknell’s Lilly Hill Road ground under U14’s rules.
Bracknell were missing five of their Hurricanes ‘A’ team as they were playing for Ranelagh.
Bracknell kicked off at 615pm and after a very even and hard fought first 15 minutes Bracknell broke the deadlock with second rower, Sam Sershall crashing over to touchdown wide out. The conversion was missed so Bracknell lead 5-0. A few minutes later big Sam scored again this time after a barrelling run from 30 metres out. Again the conversion was missed.
Moment’s later Ranelagh’s Freddie Bruce made a fine break on half way and passed to Ranelagh’s right wing Bradley Manyika for him to run in and score under the posts. Unfortunately the conversion was missed. A second try by Ranelagh centre Ben Burton from a tap penalty levelled the score at 10-10 just before half time with all to play for in the second half.
Big Sam Sershall was at it again with another score for his hattrick and this time Bracknell’s fly half, Zach Pugh added the two points for Bracknell to lead 17-10.
Three minutes later Bracknell prop, Charlie Garratt sealed the game with another fine score which once again Zach Pugh converted, 24-10 to Bracknell.
It was a fine win to end the season and an excellent game of rugby played by both teams.