Biggleswade 0 v 37 Ampthill – Beds Cup Final
A dry and bright Sunday morning and a surface that was a credit to the Bigggleswade groundsmen provided some
good conditions for this Beds Cup final between two old adversaries in Ampthill and Biggleswade.
From the kick off Ampthill made the early yards and dominated the Biggy’s half with, Captain for the day, Max Noble
crossing the whitewash within two minutes and Charlie Fleckney after 8 minutes, both from good handling and drives
from the forwards. A’s domination continued through the early part of the half with Peter Smith and Charlie Fleckney
being dominant in the lineouts. The pressure saw Liam Everitt at full back crossing for another try after 10 minutes
following good set piece moves in the backs. The remainder of the first half perhaps saw Ampthill ease up and their
discipline levels drop which allowed Biggy to regroup and start to play some of their own game, though Kyle
McSwiggan having a strong game at outside centre managed to cross for another A’s try in the 24th minute. At oranges
Ampthill lead by 22 points to nil but with inside centre Curtis Hymus in the bin.
Ampthill started the second half strong but Biggleswade were up for the fight and were looking to get on the board
with more possession in the Ampthill half and threatening the try line on occasions. Ampthills defence remained
strong and enabled further tries to come in the 46th minute from Sol Tovey following good work down the left wing,
Charlie Fleckney crossing in the 66th minute and Eugene Ekuban in the 69th.
At the final whistle Ampthill were the victors by 37 points to nil but an entertaining game had been enjoyed by a
decent sized crowd who saw the A’s lift the Beds Cup for the second successive year.
Ampthills side: Max Noble, Soni Ma-Asi, Mitchell Brown, Peter Smith, Joe Cafferty, Lewis Sharp, Josh Wright, Charlie
Fleckney, Tom Clark, Alex Evans, Sol Tovey, Curtis Hymus, Kyle McSwiggan, Henry Regan, Liam Everitt and the
substitutes were Liam Gadsden, George Odell, Aron Foll, David Carr, Eugene Ekuban, Taylor Edwards and Tom Murray.