Pumas 13s and open age games 9th June 2012

Pumas 13s and open age games 9th June 2012 

Peterlee got the day off to a good start with the Under 13s
taking on Whitley Bay Barbarians at home.  The fixture was reversed late
on Friday night due to a water logged pitch at Whitley Bay and the Pumas played
hosts in what was to be a dress rehearsal for the semi final cup game on
Thursday night.  Peterlee were quickly too tries up but ill discipline allowed
the barbarians to get 2 bak to make it 10 8 to Peterlee at the break as
Peterlees’ Connor Drinkwater had converted one of the tries adding the extra 2

After the break it was all Pumas with a further 3 unconverted
tries to the Pumas coming from their fast open play secured the league win but
gives them plenty to work on for the Cup Semi on Thursday at 7pm.

The Pumas open age team had a long trip to Carlisle to play East
Cumbria Crusaders.  A a long delay due to the bus breaking down meant the pumas
arrived after the designated Kick off time and were afforded very little time
to warm up by the hosts.

20 minutes into the game and Peterlee seemed to be still on the
bus as Crusaders had gone 28 0 up but the Pumas then seemed to change gear and
stemmed to tide although weren’t able to convert several scoring chances with
the last pass too often going astray.

The strong defensive turnaround in the 3rd quarter of
the game enabled Peterlee to grow in confidence and fought back to 18
unanswered points with 20 minutes to go and looked to be by far the stronger
side.  Crusaders managed to stem the tide as Peterlee tired and got two
late although controversial tries of their own to take put the game beyond
Peterlee and finish up 36 -18 to the visitors.

Next game away to League Leaders Jarrow Vikings in the North
East Magic weekend where all 3 premier division games will be played back to
back at Winlaton Rugby Ground.  Pumas are first up with an early 12:30
Kick off.

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