Cambridge just shade local rivals
Despite the two week weather enforced layoff and the cold wind blowing across Granchester Road, Cambridge and Shelford U8’s renewed their rivalry and at the end Cambridge had just shaded it. The final total try count tells you all you need to know with Cambridge collectively scoring 41 and Shelford 40.
Cambridge Darwin had a good day working well as a team and won both of their matches. The First against Shelford Tigers got the day underway and Cambridge ended a close fought game winning 25 to 20. A brace each from Jamie Chapman and Clark Macfarlane and the final try came from Kaden Dwinger. They then went on to narrowly beat Shelford Sharks 30 to 25. Chapman and Macfarlane added another two each and were assisted by solo efforts from Preston Macfarlane and Edward Newall.
Cambridge Kings were off colour literally with a couple of the team just recovering from winter illness. They just lacked that final bit of sharpness so vital in such close games. They lost 15 to 20 to Shelford Sharks. Two tries coming from George Mendham and one from Jonny Howard. They also lost their other game to Shelford Tigers 25 to 30, despite a fantastic individual effort from Howard who scored 4 with Killian James adding 1. The game was in the balance until the last play.
Cambridge Selwyn had more success first beating Shelford Lions 30 to 25. The tries came from Finlay Marsh (2), Atticus Fanshawe, Ollie Myers, Harrison Wilkins and Tom Evers. The second game against Shelford Dragons was a thriller which ended 30 all. Tries this time came from Evers (2), Toby Hamilton, Marsh, Myers and Wilkins.
Cambridge Trinity started their day losing narrowly to Shelford Dragons 25 to 30; this despite a great effort from Thomas Bickley who scored a hat trick. Other tries came from Jack Howland and Zai Spencer. Their second match against Shelford Lions proved more successful with Trinity winning 30 to 25. Another hat trick from Bickley and this time assisted by Joe Hart, Howland and Keir Harper.