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Young Sport: Longlevens triumph over Coney Hill

By The Citizen  |  Posted: April 07, 2014

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Coney Hill Under-13s 10

Longlevens Under-13s 41

LONGLEVENS made the short trip to Coney Hill looking to carry on with the form they showed in their County Cup semi-final.

Harry Atkinson took the kick-off and spotted a gap.

His kick bounced into touch inside Coney Hill’s 22.

From the lineout, James Dickson showed great strength to rip the ball from an opponent, and after Henry Garner was held up Kian Sysum took over and dived over to score.

Longlevens gathered the restart and the backs spread the ball wide, only for a poor pass to Atkinson forcing him to hack the ball through.

He then showed his pace to beat the cover to score again.

Already without their influential skipper George Barton through illness, Longlevens then lost Rufus Hulbert through injury.

Coney Hill then pressed hard for a score, but strong defence by Sam Hawkins, Marshall Walker and Robert Moffatt halted their progress.

Having defended for a majority of the first half, the Longlevens forwards secured some good ball and Myles Wilson, Filip Manojlovic and Jacob Dunn made valuable yards.

When the ball arrived at Atkinson he had work to do but scored again and Hunt added the extras for a 17-0 half-time lead.

Longlevens started the second half on the front foot and when Alfred Crouch stole the ball with good work at the breakdown, Bradley Wilkins’ quick ball to Nathaniel Dunn allowed Ellis Peacey to find a gap.

He offloaded the ball to Atkinson, who completed his hat-trick.

Coney Hill stretched the Longlevens defence and one of their wingers scored two quick tries.

Louie Jayne then had a couple of strong drives before the backs finally broke the home side’s resistance.

Peacey was on hand to score after good work from Dance, with Atkinson adding his second conversion and then two more tries.

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