Stockton v Billingham under16s
Excellent performance from both teams with Stockton winning 36-28.
The two top teams in the county played a exciting game on a lovely sunny morning.
Stockton started well but Billingham hit back with two tries to take a 14-0 lead, this only stirred Stockton into action and after good forward pressure Ben went over for a good try and Max added the conversion.. Billingham then attacked but Max intercepted and went the full length of the pitch to score under the posts which Max converted . Half time 14-14.
Stockton started the second half on fire with Max getting a second try before Josh sprinted through for a try wide out, then with a penalty in our own 22 we decided to run the ball and Harry Peake linked with Harry Bourne who went round two players to go the full length for a great try. Billingham came back to get a try but strong defence kept them out after a prolonged period of pressure.
Then after a break Josh Barker Rayner chipped the last defender and collected the ball to go over for a great score .Billingham came back again but after a missed penalty the final whistle went to make it 36-28 to Stockton.
Well done to both teams for a great game and to both sets of supporters and to Tony for taking charge today.
Last game of a great season when we haven't got quite what we deserved, but the team has come along way since tag rugby and has developed to be a credit to the club and to see how each player has developed has been great to see.
Darlington festival next week!