Finchley unlucky to loose the first league match
A good performance, but work to do
Finchley U15s were unlucky to lose their first league match having taken a well deserved lead in the first half. The lead would have been more had it not been for Hertfords line speed in defence and some poor handling. Finchleys try came from a powerful run by Bart which was converted by Owen.
In the 2nd half Finchley spent a long time in defence and showed great determination in keeping their powerful opposition from scoring. Finchley went down to 14 players after a string of injuries and Hertford scored two tries. This spurred Finchley on but lack of numbers and a string of unexpected penalties and prevented Finchley from scoring a deserved try.
The loss of this game doesn't reflect the way Finchley played and the team spirit on show was fantastic. This team have grown up a lot since last year and the way they conducted themselves was first class.