School sports: ACS (I) edge RI 14-12 in first Schools Sevens U-14 final

 Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) (above) beat Raffles Institution 14-12 in the inaugural Schools Sevens Under-14 final at the National Stadium on April 17, 2016.
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) (above) beat Raffles Institution 14-12 in the inaugural Schools Sevens Under-14 final at the National Stadium on April 17, 2016.ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

SINGAPORE - Despite conceding a try at the start of both halves of the inaugural Schools Sevens Under-14 final, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) staged a late comeback to beat rivals Raffles Institution 14-12 in a thrilling match on Sunday afternoon.

RI's Spencer Wee opened the scoring within a minute of kick-off but a stunning run by ACS (I)'s Matthew Lim - who ran three-quarters the length of the National Stadium pitch - levelled matters as both teams ended the seven-minute first half tied on 7-7.

The team in green again seized the early initiative as Lee Kai Si found space on the wing and dived across the line to give RI a 12-7 lead.

But a counter-attack by ACS (I) saw the ball switched quickly to the flank and Matthew broke clear for an easy try. He also kicked the conversion to give his team the win.

He said: "It was a fantastic experience to play in the National Stadium in front of thousands of people. RI put up a good fight but we never gave up."