Woodbridge run out winners in a hard fought friendly
Cambridge were unable to reproduce the complete team performance from last week, but come away with plenty of positives from a bruising encounter on the road.
In a hard fought encounter away to Woodbridge, Cambridge came away with plenty more positives than the score line would suggest.
Another strong performance from the forward pack meant that the visitors dominated long periods of the game. Where Woodbridge were better, was in their ability to capitalise on their counter attack. They made the most of their powerful runners in well a organised back line with a couple of crucial scores at times when the possession and territory was all Cambridge.
The only score for Cambridge came from young Callum Hall late on in the first half. After a long period of possession Cambridge set up a scrum on the Woodbridge 22 in the middle of the park. A clever 8, 9, 15 move saw Hall scamper over in the corner.
The match was certainly entertaining and Cambridge, forwards combining with backs, did piece together some fantastic passages of play. Some of their best work unfortunately started on their own try line. It was an exciting barbarian brand of rugby and they really deserved more. Credit must go to Woodbridge's ability to defend. They were putting in some massive hits and always managed to snuff out the danger when Cambridge got the ball wide to the quicker runners.
The second half was pretty much all Cambridge, with the home side rarely able to launch an attack. Cambridge just couldn't find a way to break through. Woodbridge did manage a final assault with some hard running and excellent lines from the backs and finished with the only score of the second half right at the death.
The Colts can be proud of another strong performance. It's great to see the pack starting to gel and the exciting endeavour of the back line. Plenty to work on to prepare for the visit of Shelford in the cup on Sunday.