PJF U21's First Scalp
By Richard Cebreiro
The PJF Academy with a strong team led by this year’s captain Jamey Hickey expected a tough game as the visitors against Sutton & Epsom U21's to start their 2012/13 campaign in the Surrey U21's competition
The game started off with end-to-end rugby by both teams and after 20 minutes PJF found themselves down 6 points from two Sutton & Epsom well taken penalties from the PJF 22. However this is where the Sutton & Epsom scoring stopped and the PJF dominance in the game started. In total 6 tries saw PJF win the game without conceding a single try, mainly by turning strong defence into running attack.
The PJF Academy displayed some of the best rugby produced by the club.in years, dominating the scrum and lineout as well as the level of intensity and flair when running with the ball. The support play, possession and keeping the ball alive in the tackle saw PJF continuously break the Sutton & Epsom line of defence, and when the ball went to ground the forwards quickly secured the ball and either took the ball forward themselves, making good ground, or recycled it to release the backs again for another display of sublime running.
In the few times when Sutton & Epsom did win the ball, their attack was quickly squashed with ferocious tackling and turn overs in the breakdown by PJF. Such was the confidence of the PJF players that not a single kick for touch was made in their 22 when under pressure from Sutton & Epsom, instead strong forward attach play and bold running saw defence turned into attack sending the home team turning on their heels to defend their line.
In all a great display of rugby, and a superb game to watch. Congratulations to all the PJF Academy players who took part in this well-deserved win.
The next game for the PJF Academy will take place away to Old Walcountians U21's on 21st December, Kick off 7pm.