Southwell just nick it

Southwell 17

Matlock RFC U13S 12

With Matlock yet to beat Southwell, this was lining up to be a classic in the sun.

Matlock took the lead through good forward play that opened up the opportunity for Andrew Eastwood to score under the posts. Sam Page added the two to make it 7-0.

There then followed good defence from both sides until a missed tackle allowed the home side to score.

Eastwood broke through tackles to score in the corner but it was not converted this time.

Matlock had all the pressure with George Healy just being held over the line but Southwell went on to score in the corner to make it 12-12.

Another Southwell try sealed the points but this was a good effort by all the boys.

Maybe the better side were unlucky to have lost but next season may well be different.