Gallery: Harpenden defend County 7s title

PUBLISHED: 09:03 04 August 2014 | UPDATED: 09:03 04 August 2014

Adam Stirling goes over to score

Adam Stirling goes over to score


Harpenden Rugby Club retained its Herts County 7s title with a convincing win over Letchworth in the final.

In a repeat of last year’s championship match, which also went Harpenden’s way, but by a closer 19-10 margin, the hosts showed their try-scoring prowess, as well as their stout defence, to beat Letchworth 36-0.

With about two hundred spectators watching them, Harpenden had scored 40 points against Cheshunt and 38 against Welwyn by the time they had reached the final.

Jackson Cooper Wall broke the final open with a barnstorming, full length of the pitch run to score the first try. A minute later Tristan Francis ran over, and then a move between John Collins, Fred Gulliford and Adam Stirling saw the latter go in for number three.

Not to be outdone, Gulliford took it upon himself to go in from 40 metres out. Collins converted two of his attempts to give Harpenden a 24-0 lead at the interval.

The second half wasn’t all plain sailing and on occasions the host’s defence was tested to the limit. However, Stirling and Collins, then Dave Green, brought the home team a winning margin of 36-0.

The Hertfordshire Rugby Union president, Graham Walker, was in attendance and presented the trophy to the winners.

In the Plate, Chesthunt lost to Letchworth 22-12.

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