Colts season off to a flyer
Colts turn on the style on Friday night under the lights
A Friday night under the floodlights always feels special but when you reach the new year to get your first game this really was something special. Helped by a (non boozy) fun bus to the game with club officials in tow it always going to be a night to remember.
Despite only 13 players on the night the colts put in a solid, determined and focused performance and from the first whistle showed they were not going to let the uneven numbers unsettle them.
Tries from Owen Potts, Ben Pope, Ben Preston, Dan Ginger and Oli Jenkins with 3 conversions from Ben Pope means the 53-0 score line sets the season off to a flyer.
Abingdon are a young developing team who did not let their heads drop and played to the final whistle and were unlucky not to score on more than one occasion. It was the resilient and resolute defence that could be seen as one of the most impressive parts from the aylesbury game. Despite the one sided score line the players were adamant they weren't going to concede.
The game was played in the right manner and sportsmanship on both sides. Aylesbury played to their dominance from the scrum and line out and built play successfully with multi-phase play to get them over the line. However this didn't put a stop to expression and seeing a link up play from the the forwards with some deft hands and off-loading was a thing of beauty to set dan ginger off on a rampaging run and ultimately a try under the posts. Hat-tricks from Ben Pope and Owen Potts need to be mentioned, but the most pleasing thing was to see the players playing, as a team, for each other, constantly talking and encouraging each other. They were, to a man, a team. This includes the currently non playing David Bull a big part of the team even from the touch line.
All players should be proud of themselves. COYAs