Dorking U17s 28 Moseley U17s 8
Dorking RFC U17s delivered a rousing performance on Sunday to be crowned the RFU’s National U17 Shield champions at Worcester Warriors' ground.
In a fiercely-contested final in front of a several hundred-strong crowd on the Sixways Stadium pitch, Dorking were forced to dig deep for victory after trailing for two-thirds of the game to a big and powerful Moseley side.
The Midlands Shield winners went ahead with a penalty and try in the corner before Dorking began to claw their way back with a penalty by No10 Adam Worth.
After the break Dorking's better fitness told as they ran hard and defended with great discipline, gathering well worked tries from wing Ollie Baptiste-Wilson, centre Will Bennett and full back Fraser Mosley and another Worth conversion.
Backs coach Andy Murray said: "It was an exhilerating game between two closely-matched teams worthy of the Shield final."
Match Squad: 1. Alex Murray 2. Bill Rowlands *Capt 3. Josh Murray 4. Jack Rogers 5. Luke Chitty 6. Toby Lambert 7. George Bradbury 8. Will Hargrave 9. Joey Bennett 10. Adam Worth 11. Noel Salmon 12. Will Bennett 13. Olly Hutson 14. Ollie Baptiste-Wilson 15. Fraser Mosley Subs: 16. Tom Bletso 17. Elliott Cameron 18. Ben Regan 19. Jacob Purcell 20. Henry Smith 21. Marcus Steel 22. Jamie Elsdon-Dew Travelling reserves: Ollie Curtis and Maxim Harper