With injured players Kapeli Piefeliti, Bryn McCall & Sam Cappaert not being available and coming off the back off a disappointing loss to Stamford, Haileybury did not let it show in their performance against King’s Canterbury as they won 39-0.
Points came quickly for the home side after a stunning sequence of play with Sam Hurding adding 5 points to the board. If this was not enough, not even 5 minutes later, a moment of individual genius came from Ollie Heazel running a superb try in from 60 meters. Iwan Dawes adding the extras. 12-0 Haileybury.
The game continued in a classy fashion with Kings Canterbury playing some good rugby, but the Haileybury defence would not budge with big hits coming from Charlie Harrington and Ed Harris.
This constant defensive pressure led to arguably Haileybury’s try of the season with the ball being beautifully shifted from one side of the pitch to the other with Harry Collins crashing over the line. Again, Dawes added the extras. 24-0 to the magnificent Haileybury at half time.
The second half, much like the first was relentless by a strong Haileybury outfit. Scrum half, Martin Pearce quickly moved the ball causing havoc in the Canterbury defence. Strong carries from the likes of Oli Moody and Will McKenna led to another try with more swift hands, this time Kayode Ariyo finishing the job. Yet again, Dawes added the extras.
The Haileybury defence was sharp, the Canterbury scrum half being charged down by a hungry Haileybury pack time and time again. Canterbury running out of options made an error, which was capitalized on by the impressive Josh Stibbs showing some superb footwork to finish in the corner.
A great break from full-back Spencer Owen put Canterbury under more pressure leading to a penalty to Haileybury. Haileybury concluded what was a great team performance by Dawes adding the 3 points.
Final Time: Haileybury 39-0 Kings Canterbury.
Man of the Match – Spencer Owen, Haileybury