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First XV Win Local Derby

stamford win over uppingham in local derbyStamford School First XV produced a fantastic defensive display away from home to defeat Uppingham School 26-3 on Saturday.

It was the home side that made the better start and scored a penalty to take a 3-0 lead. Stamford responded brilliantly and centre James Martin finished off a great move which began from inside his own half. Effective carrying from Will Cardall and Dave Koelmam kept Stamford on the front foot and it was Martin who again benefited from the great continuity as he was able to exploit the short side to crash over for his second.

Lewis, Clayton and Coulam dominated the scrum and their 4th against the head led to another great attacking position. Captain James Peachey made ground and superb passing from Smithson and Brown saw winger Zac Godfrey score into the corner.

Stamford’s defence remained resolute and with ten minutes to go a chip and chase from Gabriel Smithson allowed Martin to spring under the sticks to celebrate his hat trick and seal the result.

Director of Rugby David Laventure was full of praise for the side: "The boys have shown a great deal of character over the last week dealing with injuries and to go away and put in a display like that was great to see. They should be very pleased!"