The 1st XV played the 1st Round of the National Cup verses Gresham’s last Wednesday. Despite an initial bright start the team found ourselves behind and a kicked penalty soon became two tries and they were staring at a 13 point deficit. Thankfully the team rallied and scored before the break through Captain Ben Watson who used his pace to get around the outside.
Half time allowed them to calmly address a few key areas and they began the second half strongly and scored three tries, including a potential try of the season candidate from Luke Shaw who finished a move which began with an Ed Parkinson break from our own 5m line. Gresham’s rallied to close the score to within six points but the team pushed again and replied with one further score with minutes to spare from Freddie Steward who also kicked four conversions.
The final score was 33-20.
Ironman: Jake Mermagen
Player of the day: Ed Parkinson
The boys have today been drawn at home against St. Josephs College in the 2nd round, a game they will play next week.
The squad backed up this up with an impressive performance against RGS Colchester. Playing their second game of the week the squad again had to come from behind as the visitors scored two early tries either side of a well worked Will Hodgson score for us. A fine training ground move which was completed by Harry Cullens brought the team level and with a penalty a piece the half time score was 15 all.
As on Wednesday they upped their performance in the second half and played at the tempo required, attacking from anywhere on the pitch, resulting in two further scores from Freddie Steward and Luke Shaw. The latter who finished a particularly exciting passage of offloading play. Also satisfying was restricting their opponents to a solitary second half penalty.
Final Score a 30-18 victory.
Ironman: Luke Byrne
Player of the Day: Ben Watson
The 2nd XV earned their first victory of the season winning 12-7. The U16s made it three away wins in a row winning 49-0. The U15As were defeated 29-17. The 14As and 13As lost close contests 33-24 and 35-30 respectfully. There was a fantastic 31-0 for the U14B and the U13B went down 25-10.