The New Look Peterlee Pumas took on title contenders Durham Demons in their first league game of 2015. Peterlee Opened strongly fielding several players at 16, 17 and 18 as well as one or two who pushed the average age level up some considerable way, the Pumas still looked a very young side. Playing some strong attacking sets early on, Peterlee looked strong and were just unable to get that final pass in to score on their varied attacking sets. Then Durham put a high bomb on thee last of what had been a strong defensive set from Peterlee restricting the visitors to their own 40m line but lack of communication between veteran winger David Grace and Young Full Back Anthony Lawrence saw the pair clash heads, flooring both players, Grace was left on the ground uncontious whilst play was allowed to carry on and Demons picked up the loose ball and ran under the posts as the Pumas went to the aid of their team mate.
Peterlee Hit back very quickly and werer 12 - 6 up leading up to half time but a penalty by second rower David Hughes lgave Durham Good field position and Durham managed to make it 12 all at the Break. The Pumas Crossed the Demons line 4 times in the the opening 25 minutes of the second half using a combination of wide play, high bombs and short balls up the middle to take a comfortable lead of 32 12 and with 10 to go changes were rang to experiment with different positions. Demons pulled two late tries back to take their score to 24 but the Pumas had enough to hold on and ran out 32 24 winners. MOMs Jack Adamson for Peterlee and Hookder Josh Tucker for Demons but noteable contributions from 16 year old prop Callum Jackson making big yards alongside 17 year old Matt Yews at Second Rown and Hooker Kieran Taylor also 17. 20 year old Full Back Anthony Lawrence had his best game for Pumas to date despite taking out his own Winger David Grace.
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