On Sunday 27th October the Ampthill U13’s girls hosted a fixture against a combined side from Olney and Bedford. The girls played very well and the in a very competitive game.
Play started and the game was mostly in the Olney/Bedford half with Ampthill exerting pressure however the Olney/Bedford team had some strong running players who were able to penetrate the Ampthill defensive line to score.The ‘A’s girls kept to task and defensively were able to keep the opposition at bay demonstrating super drives and rucking skills whilst also scoring points of their own.
The final result was a 5 try to 4 win for Ampthill. This evened up the competition between the two sides this season which is now level at one win each.
The team is really beginning to gel with increased skills and match experience. The older more experienced players of the team are proving their worth by leading the way but are being nipped at the heels by those following in their footsteps. With the number of squad players reaching almost twenty a great base for the future of girls and women’s rugby at Ampthill exists.