Peterlee's juniors got the day off to a cracking start with
the under 12s taking on local rivals Durham Tigers for the second time this season. A much improved Durham Side battled all the way
never giving up but the new Pumas under 12s have grown into a strong side and
ran out 44 to 4 winners in the end.
The Pumas 14s travelled to new boys Consett, missing several
players through injury a number of under 13s were drafted into the side to help
out. A comprehensive 74-0 to Peterlee showing
the Pumas now have strength in depth and strong competition for places exists
throughout the Peterlee Junior section.
The Pumas A team were forced to lose 4 players at the start
of the game to the first team through late injuries and work commitments but
still got a full side out against Whitley Bay.
The fixture originally due to be played away was reversed due to Whitley
Bays pitch not being available.
Typically in A team style playing against another clubs
first team the Pumas are always going to be under pressure but at 16 all at
half time the game looked to be going well and both sides competing
strongly. The Barbarians opend up a 3
try lead during the second half but Peterlee battled back scoring 6 trys in
total through winger David Mason but couldn't quite catch up as Whitley Bay
notched a couple more trys to maintain their lead, final score Peterlee Pumas A 32 Whitley Bay Barbarians 54. MOM David Mason.
The first team were also at home taking on top of the table
Kells. The Pumas young side had
suffered some injuries from last week away at Woolston which meant drafting in
several 2nd team players who didn't let the side down at all. Kells posted 40 points in the first half on
the back of some outstanding Rugby shifting the ball wide with speed and
accuracy not seen all season and showed why their league position had been
always in the top two all season. Hooker
Leigh Wheatley crossed for the Pumas from Dummy Half to make the half time score
4 to 40. Peterlee came out in the 2nd
half having put several defensive matters right and battled well for most of
the half, conceding two trys in the first 20 minutes of the half to make the
score 4-54 to Kells a reasonable score line considering the Cumbrians had put
94 points past their previous opposition but the visitors played right up to
the end with two trys in int the 78th and 80th minutes
took the final score to Peterlee Pumas 4 Kells 66. MOM for Peterlee second Row Michael Mcdougal.
Next game home to Underbank Saturday 22nd June,
KO 14:30. Peterlee have a team built mainly
on former juniors of the club but are always looking to recruit from elsewhere,
if you are interested in taking part at any age group, contant 07903731901 or