Book a match day lunch here.
Also see our second team take on Shelford 2nds.
And then stick around to see two of the World Cup quarter finals at 4.00 and 8.00 on the big screen.
A last minute try was just enough for Cambridge to claim all five points and win a thriller against Old Albanian by 29-23.
Cambridge had left themselves with plenty of work to do, after a penalty and a Jimmy Spiers try gave the visitors an eight point advantage inside the first twenty minutes.
Old Albanian were a well organised unit, and for the first time this season Cambridge were struggling to gain any control in the scrum early on.
One area they did dominate all afternoon though, was the lineout. And this proved crucial, as twice Cambridge set up training ground moves from the lineout which resulted in two tries for the host’s forward lynchpin Ean Griffiths.
The second lineout came from a penalty which saw the visitor’s centre receive a yellow card for an intentional knock-on.
Cambridge had pressured the Old Albanians into a number of mistakes, and it seemed they would now go on and press home their dominance with their numerical advantage.
However, it was Cambridge that gave away the next scores, as just before halftime, the visitors managed to kick through a penalty before running a try straight through the host’s line from the restart. Cambridge now went in at the break trailing by 12-16.
Cambridge celebrated their first home match of the season with a bonus point win against Chinnor, scoring 6 tries in the process.
Try scorers were Brett Daynes (4 min), Albert Portsmouth (25, 58 min), Ean Griffiths (38 min), Steve Hipwell (43 min) and James Stokes (75 min). Gerhard Boshoff made 3 conversions and James Stokes 2 penalties and a conversion.
Meanwhile the second team lost to Chinnor 2nds 33 - 34 in what was nearly the last kick of the game, while the Exiles beat Saffron Walden 45 - 24.
Read Dan Wright's full report here.
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|Sat 17 Oct 14:00||H||Taunton Titans|
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|Sat 17 Oct 13:00||H||Shelford 2|
|Sat 07 Nov 13:00||H||Clifton 2|
|Sat 10 Oct 14:00||H||Haverhill|
|Sat 24 Oct 14:00||A||Cantabrigians 2|
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