Result: Ampthill RUFC Lions 25 v Letchworth RUFC U13’s A’s 5
Ampthill Lions took the lead early on in the game with sustained pressure on the Letchworth side and a great break being made by the inside centre who scored under the posts.
The lions continued to be aggressive in their defence and moved the ball well when attacking. The second try followed by another break in the centre from just inside the halfway line which broke through a couple of tackles to score.
Two tries up against tough opposition the Lions grew in confidence and were passing the ball superbly and frequently breaking the opposition gain line which led to another try from the backs just before half time.
The second half started with the Lions still on the front foot and using their drift defence to deal with any attack that the opposition threw at them and the pack stripping ball from the opposition in the tight. The pack new that the No.8 from Letchworth was a strong player at the breakdown and managed to prevent him from having any real effect on the game.
Letchworth never gave up and in the closing minutes of the game put Ampthill under a period of pressure which led to then going over in the corner.
It was a fantastic performance from the Lions against tough opposition and the passing was as good as you would expect from more senior teams in the club.
Ampthill RUFC U13’s Tigers vs. Letchworth RUFC U13’s B’s
Result: Ampthill RUFC Tigers 15 v Letchworth RUFC B’s 20
After a couple of great wins for the Ampthill Tigers we know that Letchworth were going to be tough encounter having played them over previous seasons.
It was clear from the start of the game that Letchworth were a strong side and they immediately put the Tigers under pressure with some strong runs and great handling. With Ampthill on the back foot and with a couple of missed tackles Letchworth scored two tries early in the game.
Ampthill Tigers tried to respond with some good scrummaging and a couple of strong breaks by the scrum-half and fly-half but Letchworth were dominating the rucks which resulted in a number of turnovers and a further try before the half-time break.
With the coaches having a chat to the players at half time the Tigers came out like a different animal and immediately started to put the pressure back on Letchworth with some strong runs coming from the backs that broke through the Letchworth defence and led to their first try.
Letchworth responded with some strong forward runs which led to a break from behind a ruck inside the Ampthill twenty-two and a further try.
The Tigers finished the game with their tails up after another great break from the backs and a further try to leave them one score behind Letchworth.
Although Ampthill Tigers were a little slow to get started in this game and let in a couple of early tries they certainly responded well and got better as the game went on against tough opposition.