Classy Full Back James Pelter was Southam’s Player of the Alcester tournament in an eventful evening of twists and turns. His pace and tactical awareness were highly impressive.
Southam 5 Alcester Grammar 10
Excellent early forward pressure from Ben Davies, Oli Kitson and Ashley Barnett brought an early try for the excellent Toby Cox. But it was downhill with a bump as superb tackling from Alcester and two fantastic individuals tries gave the talented opposition a deserved win. Even a fantastic tackle from Paul Hickey could not stop Southam slipping to a rare defeat.
Southam 5 Myton 5
Quick passing from half backs Jacob Goatley and Callum Stewart gave Southam several early chances. These were not taken and unusually poor tackling led to a Myton breakaway try. Southam had a staircase to climb. Captain Brendan Simms got the equaliser after good work from Cameron Black and the tireless Logan Morrison. Oscar Wain made a superb start with a breathtaking tackle. There was also a promising debut for Charlie Andrews.
Southam 25 Aylesford 0
No downhill slide in this one! Brilliant passing from the backs led to the try of the tournament for James Pelter. More expansive passing led to gaps appearing for more tries from Logan Morrison, Callum Stewart, Reni Bulyka and Brendan Simms. Rory Spencer was excellent at the ruck and Thomas Werren powered the forwards on.
Southam All Blacks 15
Southam All Greens 5
With one school leaving early and another declining to play the last match, Southam had the coconut mat whipped from under them. Not to miss out, two Southam sides took to the field. James Byrne had a fine game with his evasive running, but it was a sensational hat-trick from Reni Bulyka that sealed a victory for the All Blacks despite a wonderful solo try from James Pelter.