Oundle turned up to Dillingham Park with just 13 players so the Extras had to take to the field with just 14.
Despite being two players down, the 13 players of Oundle made up for this deficit with spirit. Within a few minutes, the visitors had broken the Extras defence and took the lead.
The one-man difference did show in the scrum where the home team dominated. With scrums close to the Oundle try line, Martin Cooke soon had a brace of tries to his name. With Robbie Thomas converting both the Extras were now 14-5 up.
Tries from Bartek Krzyzanski and Farai Venge followed with Bartek cutting through the Oundle defence and Farai using his pace to get over the line.
Oundle, persistent throughout, kept their score ticking over. At 24-12 the contest was still alive.
Cookie was next to score for the Extras, earning the divine right to buy his teammates a beer. Prosser duly converted.
Farai got his second try chasing after a kicked through ball.
Andy Hill took the score into the forties with a captain’s try following a monster drive by the forwards.
Prosser converted two tries giving the finishing points tally 43-29 to the Extras.
Report with images from Iain Frankish https://www.actuance.photo/blog-ampthill-4th-xv/2020/02/08/20200208-ampthill-extras-vs-oundle-2nd-xv