Teenage dreams for in-form Davey

The Rugby Paper - - Feature - ■ By AN­DREW SMITH

A LATE try from Richie Piper brought to an end in-form Sed­g­ley Park’s un­beaten run of seven games.

In a pul­sat­ing fi­nale the dy­namic No.8 forced his way over to level the scores at 30-30, fly-half Harry Davey slot­ting the cru­cial con­ver­sion. It was an­other sen­sa­tional af­ter­noon for the 18-year-old who claimed all the hosts’ points bar the fi­nal try.

The game, on a knifeedge through­out the sec­ond half, saw the vis­i­tors push ahead through an Andy Ri­ley try. Field re­sponded as Davey slot­ted a penalty but Tigers hit straight back when hooker Dan Ma­her peeled off a maul and crossed for a con­verted try. Davey cut the deficit to one point be­fore a neat in­ter­cep­tion saw him sprint from his own 22 for Field’s first try. A fur­ther penalty gave the hosts a 16-7 ad­van­tage.

Just be­fore the halfhour Sed­g­ley wing Jamie Har­ri­son found down­ward pres­sure fall­ing on a deft Steve Collins cross­kick. A fur­ther penalty from Davey was coun­tered by Ma­her’s sec­ond try mak­ing it 19-17 at the break.

Davey stretched the lead with a penalty but Sed­g­ley hit back through a Collins drop goal and penalty ei­ther side of a Ri­ley try.

But there was still time for Field to re­spond with Davey’s penalty and con­ver­sion of Piper’s score.

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