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Under 14s - Match centre

Preston Grasshoppers
Southport U14s
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J Keijzer, B Hunt
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Sun 4 Nov 11:00 - Friendly Full time

Southport U14s Perform Well Against a Powerful Preston Squad

Southport U14s visited Preston Grasshoppers for the second time in a month and show an improved performance against quality opposition.

A Southport U14 squad of 19 players travelled to Preston looking to improve upon their performance in the same fixture in October, whilst nine players stayed at home to train. Preston have numbers to operate two teams at this age group and the intention was to take on a different side to last time although, in the event, the whole Preston squad was available due to a late cancellation by their intended opposition.

Preston were able to score in the right hand corner within a couple of minutes of the kick off but scores were soon levelled after some good phased play on the right hand side of the PGH 22 by the Southport pack, before the backs were able to pass quickly through hands to enable Jamie Keijzer to score his first try on the left wing for Southport.

Both sides competed well and shared both territory and possession fairly equally throughout the match but the size and strength of the Preston backline allowed them to break the gain line frequently and, once through the initial tackle line, they had the ability to move the ball through hands to supporting players to covert chances into tries.

Both sides rolled subs on and off throughout but the pattern of play continued with a good contest up front but Southport were often pushed back by some ferocious tackling by the home side and ball to the Southport backline was slow and on the back foot, meaning they were unable to take advantage of a reasonable share of territory and possession.

It wasn't until the final play of the day that Ben Hunt was able to drive over the line to double the Southport score but by this time Preston were out of sight on the scoreboard.

Upon reflection this wasn't a bad performance by Southport who had a significant size and weight disadvantage but competed well for long periods of the game none the less. This level of effort and commitment will be enough to win against lesser opposition which, thankfully, appears to be most other clubs!

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Key moments

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Try Try for Preston Grasshoppers
5:00
Try Jamie Keijzer scores for Southport U14s
8:00
Try Try for Preston Grasshoppers
14:00
Try Try for Preston Grasshoppers
16:00
Conversion Conversion for Preston Grasshoppers
20:00
Try Try for Preston Grasshoppers
20:00
Conversion Conversion for Preston Grasshoppers
29:00
Try Try for Preston Grasshoppers
30:00
Conversion Conversion for Preston Grasshoppers
33:00
Try Try for Preston Grasshoppers
34:00
Conversion Conversion for Preston Grasshoppers
34:00
Try Try for Preston Grasshoppers
35:00
Conversion Conversion for Preston Grasshoppers
41:00
Try Try for Preston Grasshoppers
42:00
Conversion Conversion for Preston Grasshoppers
50:00
Try Ben Hunt scores for Southport U14s

Highlights

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50:00 Try 52 - 10
Ben Hunt scores for Southport U14s
42:00 Conversion 52 - 5
Conversion for Preston Grasshoppers
41:00 Try 50 - 5
Try for Preston Grasshoppers
35:00 Conversion 45 - 5
Conversion for Preston Grasshoppers
34:00 Conversion 38 - 5
Conversion for Preston Grasshoppers
34:00 Try 43 - 5
Try for Preston Grasshoppers
33:00 Try 36 - 5
Try for Preston Grasshoppers
30:00 Conversion 31 - 5
Conversion for Preston Grasshoppers
29:00 Try 29 - 5
Try for Preston Grasshoppers
End of period 1
20:00 Conversion 24 - 5
Conversion for Preston Grasshoppers
20:00 Try 22 - 5
Try for Preston Grasshoppers
16:00 Conversion 17 - 5
Conversion for Preston Grasshoppers
14:00 Try 15 - 5
Try for Preston Grasshoppers
8:00 Try 10 - 5
Try for Preston Grasshoppers
5:00 Try 5 - 5
Jamie Keijzer scores for Southport U14s
2:00 Try 5 - 0
Try for Preston Grasshoppers
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As it happened

  • Preston Grasshoppers
  • Southport U14s
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  • Try 2:00'
  • Jamie Keijzer Try 5:00'
  • Try 8:00'
  • Try 14:00'
  • Conversion 16:00'
  • Try 20:00'
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  • Try 29:00'
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  • Try 33:00'
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  • Try 34:00'
  • Conversion 35:00'
  • Try 41:00'
  • Conversion 42:00'
  • Ben Hunt Try 50:00'

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