Old Hales played host to Sutton Coldfield on Saturday starting brightly with lots of attacking play considering the weather conditions.

However they found themselves on the wrong side of two penalty decisions which Sutton surprisingly failed to convert.

After more attacking play, the home side themselves gained a penalty in the Sutton 22 which Nick Adams kicked to make the score 3-0.

Old Hale’s continued to be dominant, especially in the scrum but after a loose ball in the middle of the park, Sutton displayed some excellent passes between their backs and scored in the corner. This was converted to make the score 3-7.

Old Hales weren’t phased by this and after more attacking plays, and putting Sutton defence under a lot of pressure, another loose ball allowed Wing Forward Jake Humphries to pick up the ball and score a try, converted by Nick Adams to make the score 10-7.

Old Hale’s dominated the rest of the half with possession and territory, however the score did not change.

The second half continued as the first half finished with Old Hales dominating scrums and line out and after a series of plays, Second Row Dan Smith scored in the corner after a flowing move, converted by Nick Adams to make the score 17-7.

Again the visiting side were attacked who appeared to be tiring and started to concede a few penalties of which Nick Adams converted two to make the score 23-7.

Old Hales continued to dominate and following a line out in Sutton 22, Hooker Sam Jones was driven over to score a try, converted again by Nick Adams to make the score 30-7.

You could have been forgiven for thinking Sutton would be despondent at this point but they held their heads high and continued to fight in the last 10 minutes and managed to break down the home side defence to score a try and conversion making the final score 30-14.

This was a good win for Old Hales given the changes in the side due to injury. They look forward to carrying on this form next week away at Whitchurch, kick off 3pm.

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