Leighton Buzzard 2nds 43 v 48 Old Northamptonians 3rds
As the score suggests this was a close game with the lead changing hands several times throughout. Again the 2nds started badly with handwaving tackles allowing ONs to score in the opening minutes of the game. Not to be outdone Buzzards replied almost immediately from the kick off with Andy Mason making a lovely break from inside centre passing to the forwards who passed amongst themselves finally releasing Joe Baker to score under the posts, converted by Ollie Haggar.
This was a game to watch with some fierce tackling from all players with PJ Fraser, Ross Bevan being notable. There must have been sore bodies Sunday morning.
At the conclusion of play both teams congratulated each other on their win and the close contest. The ref declared the score as 43-53 but ONs didn’t believe him and asked for a recount and the score was revised downward, a result with which both teams were pleased.
The winner on the day junior rugby.
Scorers: Tries – Nick Engelbrecht, Ollie Haggar, Joe Baker, Jacob Dove, Leigh Draper, Ross Bevan, Andy Mason. Conversions – Ollie Haggar (4)
Squad: Andy Mason, Ben Vincent, Craig Johnson, Gary Low, George Vincent, Haydon Jones, Jacob Dove, Joe Baker, Kieran Turney, Lee King, Leigh Draper, Nicholas Engelbrecht, Nigel Beaumont, Ollie Haggar, Paul Gronert, PJ Fraser, Ross Bevan, Steve Jay, Steve McDade, Terry Wessels