For an unprecedentedÂ 3rd match in 7 days we managed to field 15 out a possible 36 with Louis hauled from theÂ crowd to be our substitute, now that's team work for you.
Predictably the match launched straight into a scrum, with most of our squad playing in unnatural positions, we were in a bit of disarray, line out, another scrum until Euan blasted from the back and got as far as the half way line. Coops broke from the next scrum, andÂ dodged most of the bullits and popped to Dan who kicked and went over for try # 1. Line out, Ely did what they do best and pressed us back to our 5 mtr, their noÂ 8 broke and tried to go around, butÂ fearless Joe, 1/2 his size, pulled him down, scrum, penelty to Ely and they took the points, imediately,Â Euan punched through their defence, to Rory to Dan to over for try # 2. Ely got another penalty and took the points again, but with a pattern emerging WillB broke away, made the yards, and got to their 5 mtr off loaded to CallumA to place try # 3, this was imediately followed by Matt who got his knees up and blasted over for try # 4. Then, disaster, Finlay did his shoulder and had to come off, Louis went on and imediately made amends by placing try # 5 and from the re-start, Coops broke back and off loaded to Louis to place his 2nd and our 6th try to close the 1st half 35:6 ahead.
With no subs, we started the 2nd half with our fingers crossed, Coops broke again, to Euan, to Louis, to Tom to Max to place try # 6. Danders up and in full control, Dan blasted from 1/2 way, but Ely got him and turned it, Max stopped the rot, stole the ball and launched his campaign from our 22 and battered through 6 tackles until he went down and out in a nice shiney Ambulance, eventually. With the game moved to another pitch, our boys continued to torment Ely, with more trys from WillB, Jack, Euan and Tom Harvey with his debut try, bringing our total to 11 trys. The match closed with the notable Will Blackwell being asked to take a break brining us down to 14, but had made up by putting over 9 out of 11 conversions, Ryan, Marcus ! watch it, he was good.
Dan Procter & Louis RawlingsÂ x 2, Callum Austin, Matt Holl, Max Clay, Will Blackwell,Â Jack Bedlow, Tom Harvey and Euan Dingwell.
Â William Blackwell 9 from 11 attemps - awesomeÂ Â Â Â