First XV Victorious Against Uppingham
Stamford School’s First XV go into the half term break having won all 7 of their matches, after a resounding defeat against Uppingham School on Saturday 11th.
Stamford produced a commanding performance away at Spalding Grammar School in the 2nd round of the NatWest Cup to win with a walkover. Then last weekend they followed that up with arguably the performance of the season so far with a 57-3 away win at Uppingham School.
The visiting side produced a physical opening leaving the home side in no doubt that it was going to be a very difficult match. Skipper Angus Collett drove over from a maul and minutes later centre Callum Corbett and Declan Spaine proved too much of a handful in open play and crossed for five points each. Stamford’s pack started to dominate the breakdown, and Henry Hives at 10 controlled proceedings brilliantly after the interval with wave after wave of attack followed by great carrying and clearing out from Josh Allen, Henry Mawhood and Henry Wills. Spaine and Davies added a second, benefitting from good quick ball and then Corbett and Lovell combined brilliantly to send Oli Arnold under the posts. Josh Allen crashed over with ten minutes to go after a series of effective forward drives. Full back Crellin slotted over the conversions to take the score to 57.
Coach David Laventure was full of praise for the squad; “To be unbeaten at this stage is a great achievement. They are scoring an average of over 30 points a game and conceding less than a try a game. There’s a long way to go but if they can maintain their focus and work ethic, they will be a real challenge for all their opponents.”