Gateway Retain U13 Essex Plate Title

The Year 8 Rugby team went to New Hall School yesterday in an aim to retain our U13 title, won exactly a year ago today by our current Year 9s. Gateway came up against St Martins School and fellow Thurrock school’s St Clere’s and William Edwards.

Facing St Clere’s first we won 15-5 and repeated the result against St Martins school. Finally we had to play William Edwards who last year beat us in a one off fixture at their school. The boys remained on the pitch after their win against St Martins and we carried on where we left off returning at Half time with a 20-0 lead. The second half was not as glamorous, however the boys managed to come out 25-5 winners to top the table and be crowned Essex Plate Champions; giving Gateway BACK-TO-BACK ESSEX TITLES!!!

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