Victory vs A&C!
Page inspires stunning Lions A come back win
A totally dominant Ays scrum set up the platform for this great come back win vs high flying A&C. They got off to the better start and were first to all loose ball. Result 8-22 down. Once we woke up and started competing vigorously at the breakdown there was nowhere left for A&C to go except backwards - backwards in the maul, backwards at every scrum and eventually this pressure told. This win was a tribute to the team who were inspired by MOTM Sam Page and executed on everything he created with his power running and from the boot - chips, grubbers they all came off on the day. Special mention to Alex Inglis who kicked what turned out to be a vital penalty and a conversion from out wide on his return after a nasty collarbone injury.
Coach Gibson said "The guys who rocked up to play today wanted to put on that black shirt and play for the badge. They showed the desire to settle old scores against their rivals A&C. All the hard work paid off in the second half, we dug deep and played off our feet. Well done from Nick Reedas Julian jones and myself, watching you guys play today was a privilege, all of you turn up to training week in week out and this effort paid off today; enough said."
My favourite heartwarming comment from Ollie Bowles via FB "Well played boys I was proud to wear that shirt and walk out with you lot"
Comfortably our best performance of the season so far. Here's how your correspondent saw the game, blow by blow;
ARFC Colts @ARFCColts · Dec 14
FT oh yes, A&C beaten 25-22 it doesn't get much better than that. COYAs
Cmon!! Try Ays Ollie Sayer runs over set up by Page of course. Converted by Inglis 25-22 Ays grab lead two mins to go epic game
TRY Ays! Sam Page perfect kick followed up by Vickers who falls on the ball. Game on! 10 mins 18-22
TRY Ays 13-22 Sam Page run, chip, beats two, dribble over the line and falls on the ball. Skill. 10 mins
TRY A&C little chip through. 8-22 tough now
TRY A&C 8-15
Sustained Ays pressure penalty 8-10 Alex Inglis
HT 5-10 A&C lead
TRY Ays! Break from Sam Page, Walmesley in support and Wright goes over 5-10 we are in this
TRY 10-0 A&C
Great Ays defence on the line and cleared. Nice
TRY A&C 5-0
Looks like an early start at the OF vs A&C. And they're off
14.00 ko Colts Lions A vs Amersham & Chiltern Colts at Ostlers Field OBB Div 1