The pen-ultimate of the hardest four games that Corby will face this season came to a close with the result going to form. However, in spells of this game Corby played like a team that are adjusting to league rugby. Again, basic errors cost the team.
This result for most teams would be disappointing to say the least. But this is a team in development and the coaches now see the signs of things to come.
Mens own game was simple but extremely effective. Their pack drew the Corby defence in and when the time was right the ball was spun across the backs, they ran good lines and the home defence was breached. Mens Own ran up 33 points with four converted Trys and two unconverted Trys
Half Time- Corby 1st XV 0 v 33 Northampton Mens Own 1st XV
The second half was a carbon copy of the first. Mens Own capitalised on their forwards work and the backs reaping the benefits. However, they didn’t have it all their own way. From every kick off John Cutliffe hit the away forwards epitomising the effort the Corby team were collectively putting in. Corby got some reward for this and Andy Findley (jnr) scored a try under the posts, Steve Campbell took the extras. Although Corby matched the 2nd in league team in spells Mens Own continued to score consistently throughout the half to complete a second half tally of 2 converted Trys and 5 unconverted Trys
FINAL SCORE Corby 1st XV 07 v 72 Northampton Mens Own 1st XV
Today was a massive day for our club as we presented our five year plan with the backing of the RFU for the future development to make Corby RFC the team for our local community. Our lads went out on the pitch and they played their hearts out because they believe this will happen and they want to be part of it.