30th November 2019, 15:47 | england_lions
England Community Lions U16s fell to a 6-62 defeat against a touring New South Wales Country side at Pilkington Recs.
New South Wales continued where they had left off last week in the early stages with two tries in quick succession. Rowan Mansfield opened the scoring for the visitors before full-back Braye Porter sliced through the Lions line.
An almost identical move to the left-hand side saw Mansfield cross for his second of the afternoon before Riley Lack furthered their lead. Four successful conversions meant New South Wales Country went into the break with a 0-24 lead.
The visitors began the second half in similar fashion to the first crossing for two tries inside the first five minutes. Noah Johannssen stepped his way over before Kyle Mawhinney finished a flowing NSW move.
New South Wales would reach the 40-point mark when Riley Lack pounced on a loose ball, broke free and found a supporting Jock Brazel who then tipped on to Porter with the full-back grabbing his second.
The Lions would get on the scoreboard as Jack Houghton stepped back inside and found Luc Slater who powered his way over from close-range.
However, it wouldn’t slow the visitors down as Weener jinked his way over before Lack also got himself on the scoresheet. Weener would add another to his account in the final ten minutes and it would be Bayley Cox who finished the scoring.
England Lions U16s: Noah Lancelott, Ben Shiels, Morgan Ackerley, Sam Worrel, Callum Gregory; Dan McGhan, Sam Craig; Ajay Hussey, Paddy Mahor, Martin Brun, Ben Hogg, Kian Fishwick, Harvey Hulmes.
Interchanges: Harrison Chapell, Toby Good Marsh, Lewis Caine, Oliver McMahon, Luc Slater, Connor Davies, Jack Houghton.
NSW Country U16s: Braye Porter, Rowan Mansfield, Reagan Hurley, Reef Sommerville, Malakhi Donovan; Riley Lack, Thomas Weener; Jackson Gersbach, Oskar Bryant, Jack Cullen, Keegan Kenny, Mitchell Prest, Finnley Nelson.
Interchanges: Kyle Mawhinney, Noah Johannssen, Mark Simon, Matthew Noakes, Keegan Pace, Bayley Cox, Jock Brazel.
England Lions U16s Tries: Slater (43’)
England Lions U16s Conversions: Craig 1/1
NWS Country U16s Tries: Mansfield (2’, 21’), Porter (5’, 38’), Lack (27’), Johannssen (34’), Mawhinney (35’), Weener (46’, 52’), Lack (50’), Cox (55’)
NWS Country U16s Conversions: Weaver 8/10, Cox 1/1