Warriors AASE secure third straight win

Warriors AASE side Worcester Sixth Form College made it three wins on the bounce as they won away at Leicester Tigers’ Melton Brooksby College 24-21 on Wednesday.

A tough Leicestershire outfit proved the most physical side so far and the early exchanges in the game were brutal, with the home team applying huge amounts of pressure on Worcester, who dominated both possession and territory.

However Charlie Gamble found a bit of space and showed electric pace up the right-hand touchline to outsprint his opposite man to the corner.

The second-half saw the Leicester side get the attack going and they scored two tries against the run of play, one being an intercept. They then scored a superb team try from their own half that took the score to 21-5.

Determined to make amends in the second-half, the Worcester Sixth Form lads showed real attacking intent from the start and were relentless in their assault of the Leicester tryline – but the hosts defended tirelessly to keep Worcester from scoring.

The last ten minutes finally gave the Worcester side the reward they deserved and after continuous pressure on the Leicester line, Tom Furnival powered his way through to score and Jake Leonard converted to make the score 21-12.

With time ticking away, Gamble again found a tiny bit of space to go over in the corner to make the score 21-17 with three minutes remaining.

The Leicester side kicked long from the restart and forced Worcester to play from their own 22-metre, but a Leicester penalty gave Leonard the chance to give Worcester territory with a huge penalty that took them just outside the visitors’ 22.

The last play of the game was a real thriller and it took the Worcester team ten phases to break the opposition down before Freddie Spencer, playing at fly-half, broke through the middle and scored under the posts and Leonard converted to make the final score 24-21.

The result sees Worcester having won three from three with maximum league points.

Warriors AASE Manager Ryan Watkins said: ‘’The lads showed huge character to come back the way they did, and I was really pleased that we showed that sort of resilience under pressure.

“But huge credit must be given to the opposition who made us throw everything at them to break them down.”

Worcester Sixth Form College’s next game is against Northampton Saints’ Moulton College at Nunnery Wood Sports Complex on Wednesday 4 October (kick-off 2pm).