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Sun 7 Oct 13:00 - Cup Full time

Billingham win first round of U18s County Cup

Durham County Cup

Billingham win first round of U18s County Cup

Sunday the 07th October saw very competitive game between two sides who were eager to progress into the next round of the cup.

DMP had the home advantage and added players to their squad from their U17s team who had their game cancelled.

Billingham started brightly with some big runs from Ryan Walsh and Phil Greenbank. Ben Armstrong who had slotted in at 9 was sniping around the ruck areas which led to a pop up ball for Harvey Ward to barrel through 3 players to score the first try.

The game was ferocious in the contact area with DMP winning the ruck areas continually which led them to go up field and put pressure on the Billingham line.

With a yellow card shown for a cynical infringement Billingham were down to 14 men. DMP quickly capitalized score 2 quick tries in succession.

Further yellow cards for both teams saw the game edge to Billingham. Luke Cooper was at his dancing best skipping through tackles and Max Rafferty making piercing gain line breaks allowing him to scamper over..

Stern defence from Lewis Simon and Tom Walker throughout the game meant Billingham gathered momentum and talisman Joe Ross was able to have more of an influence on the game.

A superb individual try from Joe stepping and gliding past opposition from 60 metres galvanised a tiring Billingham team.

Captain for the day Leon was at his bulldozing best at 12 and was able to sneak over for a try.

A quick thinking Harry Burnard finished off the game stealing the ball from under the nose of his opposite number to score in the corner.

Unfortunately in what was a highly competitive the referee saw fit to red card 2 players from Billingham and 1 from DMP which put a dampener on the victory.

This was a huge squad effort, something that we are very proud especially when faced with all the odds against us.

DMP 17 Billingham 38.

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

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