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Your News Aspatria Colts 17 - Sedgely Park Colts 0

A semi final away against Stoke is the prize for ending Sedgely Parks cup run for Aspatrias colts.

Yet again the Aspatria youngsters took a big name out of the Plate competition by beating Sedgely Park 17- 0, they had absolutely no answer to the strength and pace in this young team from Bower Park. The strength in defence from the home side which has been one of the strong points of this team all season was evident in the first 5 minutes of the game, when Sedgely threw everything they had at the Blackred wall, only for their efforts to bounce off and fade away. The Cumbrians then went on the attack and with their scrum in total control of this big Lancashire pack quickly got within striking distance of the Sedgely try line, and with Kieran Ritchie making the break for the line a try looked on the cards but, he was caught 5 metres short and Sedgely gave away a penalty for not rolling away from the tackle area, which Dan Rayson kicked with ease to make the score 3-0 to the home side.

The rest of the first half carried on in a similar fashion, and when Rayson got a hand to a pass and knocked the ball up in the air, had it dropped faster he would have been away and in under the posts but, the ball hung in the air for an eternity before Dan got hold of it and the chance was gone, 3-0 at half time, were we to have a repeat of last week?

After the half time rest it looked like it was only a matter of time before Aspatria would cross the whitewash, and it turned out to be only 5 minutes. Sedgely, following another huge tackle from Aspatria lost the ball forward and from the ensuing scrum, as solid and dependable as ever, replacement scrum half Sam Carter, fired a pass out to Kristian Borthwick who took the ball flat out on a lovely line piercing the Sedgely defence and off-loaded beautifully to Dan Rayson who dived over the whitewash with all the style and panache of an Olympic diver, and Adam Birkett kicked an easy conversion to make the score 10-0 to Aspatria.

With Sedgely obviously out of ideas and playing lateral rugby, it was not long before Aspatria were once again threatening the line, and when Rayson showed his class and broke away again, this time it was Borthwick who received the off-load only to be brought down, but the ball was retrieved and the attack carried on until a very slippery ball was eventually knocked on a metre short of the line.

Sedgely were totally bogged down and bereft of any idea how to break through the rush defence of a much superior Aspatria side, and continually knocked on or dropped passes or had the ball dislodged by the hard tackling of the boys from Spyatri, but on 2 occasions, did manage to break out with a solitary player who looked dangerous but full back Jimmy Rourke quickly put paid to any ideas he may have had about scoring, and that was the last the visitors had to offer, looking all over a beaten side. Aspatria should have won this game by a bigger margin but conditions were bad and the ball was very slippery however, they did finish in style. Kristian Borthwicks positional kicking was perfect all day and once again he chipped over the Sedgely defence for Rayson to chase through and dribble the ball over the line for his second try of the game and with Birkett adding the extras with no more time on the clock, it was time to book the bus for the semi final trip next week to Stoke on Trent.

Aspatria Colts 17 Sedgely Park Colts 0

There will be seats available on the coach next week for anyone wishing to come and support the lads in their quest for silverware, ring John 01697322411

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