Match Reports 23/09/17: Rugby
These are the match reports from last Saturday's rugby fixtures against St. Columba's College and Wisbech Grammar School.
On Saturday the 1st XV team played against St. Columba's. After going down 7-0 in the first minute, we picked ourselves up and hit back with a try from Josh Hewett, leaving it 7-7 at half time. We started the second half strongly with Sam Cattle scoring in the corner, and another try was added by Joe Roberts Nuttal moments after. Good kicking from Tasker Stables and Joe Saxby ensured our 25-20 win.
The 2nd XVs arrived expecting one of the biggest matches of the season, starting strongly and scoring 3 tries in the first 15 minutes coming from Ollie Bevan, Elliot Eghan and Eddie Carr. We continued to apply pressure both in defence and in attack allowing us to win a scrum in their 22 where Eddie ran in a try making it 22-0 at half time. Going into the second half, we continued to play strongly and didn't drop any momentum scoring 2 more tries early on from Ollie Bevan and Philip Howells. St Columba's managed to score one try after a few missed tackles and a penalty given away in our 22. However the team bounced back and scored 1 last try coming from Matt Mills to finish the game 41-5.
On Saturday the U15As played a undisciplined Wisbech side. We got off to a good start and used the width of the pitch to our advantage getting the ball out to our wings to score in the corners and we used our speed to our advantage throughout the game. Towards the end of the first half we slackened off which lead to giving them a penalty from which they scored. We soon put that right with a good chase from the restart to win the ball back. The second half we upped our game to score a further 30 points without conceding. Throughout the game we took advantage of space behind their defence using cross field kicks. Big hits and strong tackling meant Wisbech only scored one try. The final score was 63-7. Well done to everyone who played and a special mention goes to Jack Buchan for scoring 4 try's.
On Saturday the U14A played Wisbech Grammar School. Wisbech came well prepared and looked to be organised, We played a strong attacking game, and concentrated on keeping possession, and playing the ball out wide. We made strong tackles that stopped them from scoring a try and ran strong lines through their defence in attack when possible. Well done and a good result.