Pumas beat Spartans away.

Pumas beat Spartans away. 

With only 3 first teamers available from last years team due to bank holiday and another injury crisis the Pumas had to
draft 2 thirds of the team in from new players and from Development squad byt still had 37 men turned out for the Pumas Club. teams.  The firsts game was a try for
try game, both sides trading scores and some good attack and defence from both sides with the home team turning around at half time 20 18 up to spartans.

2nd half the pumas cut out the mistakes, played with much more composure and overtook the home side pushing thier score to 32 20 but  late fight back from spartans got them with
26 32, Peterlee hit back to 38 26 with 5 to go to put the game out of reach but Spartans rallied and  had the  last word scoring in the 39th munute to make the final score 32 38 to
Peterlee. Man of the Match Frankie Coulson who seemed to take a world record number of high shots but still got up every time.

The Pumas development team being y depleted by thefirst team having an injury crisis and the bank holiday weekend. Still 19 players turned out to play for the puma, some very young and the not so young players, many brand new to rugby pulled shirts on against the Durham Tigers 1st team. Pumas scored 4 quick early tries playing some excellent rugby but a lack of forwards, experience and fitness told in the end and Pumas allowed Durham to fight back  on terms. Tries went tit for tat for a while but two late scores from tigers massive pack up the middle won the game in the end 24 36 to Durham.  Always difficult for the development side with so many changes in the squad each game but many are getting the chance to play in the premier so good effort from everyone.  Good night in the bar afterwards too. MOM Daniel Addison.





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