U13 Herts & Middlesex League
Another excellent display from Ampthill, giving the Bankers a little bit of what they deserve, a good beating. There were a few minor creases we need to iron out but all in all a very good display.
Straight from the kick off, we were on the front foot and playing all the rugby in the BofE half. The pressure soon told and Alex got hold of the ball, running round them and scoring on the left. From then the game was played in the middle of the pitch with neither team able to take control, until we broke free and got the ball to Eniola who outpaced the defence only to slide in and ground too early! He won’t do that again!! This led to a scrum to BofE. The forwards drove on and won against the head, Dan picked up and bullied his way over the line. Sean ‘Jonny’ Hardwidge knocking over his second conversion from the touchline. What a kick!
Dan had another chance to score but it was given as held up by the ref. A little “discussion” broke out which got Dan and skipper Stevie a talking to from the ref. Just a reminder that we do not argue with the ref, this is not football. And yes me and rob too…
The game was heading down a one way street now, and although Bank never gave up, we were just too good for them. Dan scored another following some good footwork from Connor which called his parentage into question, and also whether he should try dancing. Then Billy got his weekly score from a planned move. Yes, the boys actually pulled off a 912 successfully. Amazeballs!
The second half got even better, every ruck was won by our immense forwards, with Alex Marshall having his best game. We won all the scrums and Myles and Bradley dominated in the line out. This gave quick, easy ball and allowed the backs to really test themselves and have a good run at the opposition, and the forwards to take some crash ball, with Jake carrying well.
Further scores from Dan, another 2 for Alex and then Billy finished off the scoring. All of the second half try’s were scored under the posts to make Sean’s job easy but he came away with 100% record, 8 from 8.
Highlight for me, was a blindside burst from Harry playing at 9, drawing the winger and giving the ball to Charlie Arguile at just the right moment for him to charge down the touchline, only to be brought down short of the line.
There was lots of good work all over the pitch, solid defence which meant the opposition never really threatened, from all the boys involved.