Southam 25 Bilton 0
Centre Logan Morrison produced two blistering runs for two spectacular tries as Southam recorded a varsity match victory against Bilton. Logan shared the Man of the Match award with excellent tackling prop forward Ruben De Beer.
Ben Davies had earlier opened the scoring with a strong break after having two earlier tries ruled out for not quite grounding the ball. Oli Kitson was unlucky not to score after several driving runs. His power and pace make him a real prospect for the future. James Pelter was highly impressive at Full Back, producing some fine counter attacks. James had one try disallowed for a knock on but showed superb footwork, just on the stroke of half time, to dance past his opposing Full Back and give Southam a 10-0 lead.
The game was a little scrappy at times, with too many players attacking as individuals. Next week’s training will work on passing to spread the play to the poor wingers who were starved of possession. Despite this, Cameron Black had a fine debut. Classy captain Brendan Simms produced another fine performance with strong tackling and penetrating runs that maintained his try a game record. With Logan in full flow, Southam scored three second half tries and eased to a comfortable victory.
A particular thank you to parents Mark Werren and Rob Pelter for their assistance with the coaching.