Monday, 30 November 2020

Truro take honours

THE Henley College AASE team opened their league campaign with a close defeat at the hands of Truro College.

THE Henley College AASE team opened their league campaign with a close defeat at the hands of Truro College.

The game was played in perfect conditions at Dry Leas but unfortunately the hosts were unable to play their open expansive game as they struggled to master the new scrum laws and also failed to secure much of their own lineout ball.

It’s to their credit that the young Wasps Apprentices only went down 14-5 despite Truro dominating territory as a result of their superiority at the set piece.

Despite this monopoly of possession Truro struggled to break Henley’s defence all afternoon due in part to its organisation but mostly as a result of the determination and spirit of the players to keep the defensive line intact. Truro eventually crossed shortly after Henley’s captain Will Morrison had been despatched to the sin bin.

Henley showed glimpses of what they were capable of in attack with some dangerous counterattacking and intelligent use of turnover ball. Their endeavour was rewarded with a try for Noah Jarvis, who enjoyed a fine debut, following a neat offload by midfield partner Pat Culligan.

Jarvis’ second half try gave Henley the chance of an unlikely victory but they were forced to play from deep and weren’t ever able to threaten Truro’s line again.

Henley College AASE: Furnell, Mohammed, Jarvis, Culligan, Corrigan, Waldron, Wotton, Burton, Willis, Batt, Sheriff, Morrison, Parker, Gurung, Jones. Replacements: Nikolatos, Crawford, Chandler, McKeekan, White, Shields, Cooke, Stephens.

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