Rugby Union:
Awesome Newbold run riot

By Jamie Arrowsmith Wednesday 20 February 2013 Updated: 20/02 17:29

Newbold 62 Upton 10

Midlands Two West (South)

A STUNNING Newbold performance saw them run in eight tries as they cruised past bottom of the table Upton on Saturday.

The hosts knew they could take nothing for granted given Upton arrived on the back of a 28-0 victory the previous week, but they applied themselves superbly to dominate throughout.

Joss Andrews kicked an early penalty to get the scoreboard moving in the right direction and the first try soon followed when Phil Reed went over for a converted score after debutant KJ Henry made a fine break.

Upton’s response was impressive as they claimed an unconverted try but Newbold were soon back on the front foot and Andrews kicked another penalty after good work from the scrum won the opportunity.

With most of the action taking place in Upton’s half, Newbold were rarely in danger and they moved 20-5 clear when Tom Newbold touched down for Andrews to convert.

The tries kept coming as Henry scored his first for the club which Andrews converted before scoring his own converted try following a superb 75m run from youngster Rory Blood.

James McGill got in on the act by charging forward to Upton’s 22 before the ball was played out to Reed to score his second of the game, Andrews added the extra two points to make it 41-5.

Even a yellow card for Mark Hyde, following a handling offence, could not stop Blood from making the most of some sloppy Upton passing as he sped another 60m and finally made it over the line for another converted score.

Jon Richards was the next to crash over before Andrews scored Newbold’s final try, converting both, but it was Upton who had the final say with a late consolation score.

Local rivals OLs make the short trip across town on Saturday when a large crowd is expected for the 2.45pm kick-off.

THE 2nds/3rds came together to overcome Leamington 2nds 29-19.

It proved to be an entertaining contest throughout during which Newbold struck first through Anthony Miller’s penalty.

Miller was also involved in the next score as he made a decisive break before off-loading to Ryan Plumb to go over for a converted score but Leamington cut the gap to 10-7 by the break.

Damian Gray scored a converted try at the start of the second half following another Miller break before Gurjit Rupal was given an easy run in for a third score.

Another flowing move involving Plumb, Marsella and Arbothnutt gave Shaun Pollard a chance to evade three defenders to go in under the posts and complete Newbold’s scoring before Leamington scored two consolation tries.

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