Pinner’s ‘invincibles’ muster up another victory.
Pinner U13s earned their place in the club’s record books after they ended the league season unbeaten with a comfortable 34-7 win over Finchley RFC.
The Middlesex and Herts League ‘invincibles’ registered seven wins and six bonus points overall, leaving them top of the table with 34 points, an impressive 15 points of the second placed club Hackney Bulls. The squad managed to ‘rack up’ a total of 298 scored points and only conceded 29 points over the entire campaign.
The coaching staff of Steve George, Keith Stone and Clyde Gordon could not have been happier with the youngsters.
The final fixture of the campaign, away to Finchley looked like a tricky one after the Pinner players arrived to a waterlogged pitch, wearing their new sponsored match kit. However, it was their opponents who came unstuck in the ever deteriorating swamp-like conditions.
Despite playing uphill and into the wind, Pinner were at one with the elements and went ahead through Louis George after Charlie Gasgoine broke through the the Finchley line with Ben Stone in support providing the decisive pass for Louis George to score the opening try in the oppositions corner.
Finchley looked to get back into the game immediately but the Pinner defence stood strong and mounted their own attack.
Taylor Goodman off-loaded to Kai Gordon who charged past the Finchley defence only to be caught by their full-back, but he was able to off-load the ball to George and allow him to cross the line for his second try of the game.
There was still time in the first half for Kai Gordon to score his own solo try although this did not stop Finchley from believing they still had a chance of taking something from the game.
After the restart, the Finchley forwards drove hard against Pinner and with a ‘pop’ pass to their number 8 managed to score a try under the posts for their first points of the match yet Pinner were not done either as Ryan Healey looped around a strong Pinner scrum to score another try, Freddie Hart was on hand to kick the conversion.
At this point, the heads of the Finchley players dropped which allowed Kai Gordon to register his second try of the match and Hart to show who was boss with his boot.
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