Scorers: Hugo Chambre, Sam Copeland (2), James Smith, Luca Williams
On the 9th December, Cambridge faced a tough game against the previous year’s cup winners Huntingdon. Cambridge started very well putting pressure on the opposition through their strong pack. After 10 minutes this led to an offload to Sam Copeland who ran in the try from 20 meters out which was then converted to make the score 7-0. From the re-start the pressure was put straight back onto Huntingdon, but this time the Cambridge backs showing their strength and dominance when James Smith blitzed the Huntingdon defence to score a try under the posts, again it was converted making it 14-0. The opposition managed to up their tempo off of the re-start holding Cambridge in their 22 making them defend. Soon after this effort the ball was back in the home side’s hands and a clearance kick was made to take them to the half way line. After strong breaks through the Huntingdon’s defensive line, Cambridge had a scrum on the 5 meter line. Hugo Chambre managed to convert this momentum into a try which Sam Segameglio then put a further 2 points on off of the kicking tee, ending the half with a 21-0 lead.
Huntingdon came back in the 2nd half fighting as they scored a try right in the corner taking the score to 21-5. They continued to hold Cambridge in their 22, defending for a further 10 minutes and eventually, from a number 8 pick up, got a try and converted it, 21-12. Cambridge realised that they could not get sloppy against this sharp team and so began to mount the pressure back on. After a number of big drives from the forwards, Sam Copeland smashed over the line for his second try of the game, pushing the score up to 26-12. Cambridge kept the pressure climbing until the very end when Luca Williams dived under the posts in the final play of the game, ending it 31-12. After a good game in such boggy conditions Cambridge are now through to the semi-finals of the County Cup with the hope to go all the way.