RUGBY: Rams cut loose to slay Spartans
4:40pm Monday 14th October 2013 in Sport
DESPITE the 65-15 scoreline over Gloucester Spartans II, this was still a hard-fought victory for Minchinhampton Rams.
Glos Reserve League North 3
Gloucester Spartans II 15
Minchinhampton Rams 65
However, Spartans’ request for uncontested scrums and shortened halves was a sign of unease in their camp.
Winning the toss, the Rams opted for the downhill advantage and from the kick-off it was evident to the home team that Minch's backs had plenty of pace, skill and strength.
In contrast, Spartans were strong in the forwards and competed hard for possession, so the Rams wasted no time in getting hard-earned ball out wide to the wings.
With Rosser, Wood and the fast-improving Hiles soaking up much of the opposition pressure and securing good line-out ball, half-backs Jenns and Hiatt were able to find space and create holes in the Spartans' defence.
The resulting territorial advantage enabled the Rams to score at regular intervals with some great passing and running lines. It was gratifying to see Alex Levitt-Hewitt and his son Jake, who had a fantastic first senior match, take the field together.
With Fraser injured early on, Sparkhall joined the fray to great effect. Young Bray-Warner again played with speed and strength, tackling hard and scoring once more.
Jenns compiled 27 points, while Turner ran in a a splendid hat-trick of tries and the Rams' backs cut loose.
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