Colts - Report
Fullers Colts top of the League
Fullerians Colts continued their winning ways in Herts & Middlesex Division 2 with their third consecutive League win against a strong Harrow team
Harrow had a srong team with a number of players back from University and were intent on taking the game to Fullers in the early stages with pick and drives. The defence held firm with Ben Redler and Joe Burrow at flankers giving no quarter and were able to gain a number of turn over ball.
However, a lack of concentration from a long kick by Harrow led to the ball not being cleared and Harrow chased well to turn over the ball and score the first try which was converted for a 7 - 0 lead.
Our 15th player Myles Finnegan then arrived, unfortunately at the same time we lost Kieran Whelan to injury which meant we still only had 14 players.
We were gradually putting more pressure on Harrow and were starting to win more ball with great work around the rucks from the front row of Jake Howard, Ethan Brown and Callum Williams, this allowed the ball to be given to the backs who looked dangerous every time they had the ball, and were able to make good ground especially when we got the ball into wide areas. From one of the attacks Harrow killed the ball on the floor and Miles McCloud converted the three points.
There was just time for one more attack from the kick off with the ball moved from one side of the pitch to the other with the forwards combining well with the backs, Kimo Kirby got the ball with some space and scorched around the outside to have a simple run in behind the posts for a try that Miles converted for a 10 - 7 halftime lead.
We were now up to 15 players with the arrival of George Ford and he immediately made his presence felt with some big hits, the Fullers scrum was now beginning to dominate and put Harrow on the back foot with some big drives, this led to a penalty which Max Jimminson calmly put into the corner for a lineout 5 meters from the Harrow line out. This led to a great catch and drive which Harrow held out, however, Fullers didn't panic and went through a series of drives which resulted in scrum half Josh Hancock going over for a try converted by Miles for a 17 - 7 lead
Fullers were playing some good rugby and starting to dominate the pocession, however the Harrow defence held firm. The tackling was strong and from one collision Fullers lost their full back Kieran Cavanagh to injury and were back down to 14 men. Harrow seized on this opportunity and from a well worked backs moved scored a converted try to bring the match to 17 - 14.
Fullers weren't finished and after another good line out win the ball was moved to Luc Lee at fly half who sissored with Max at inside centre who cut back against the defence and left them trailing in his wake to score in the corner for a 22 - 14 lead with a minute on the clock.
Fullers were now going for the bonus point and straight from the K.O the ball was moved to the right for Miles McCloud to make a strong run that took him up to the last defender for Harrow, unfortunately he had outpaced his support and the pass didn't quite go to hand.
A great victory for Fullers 22 - 14 over Harrow with the Colts team being made up of 8 U 17's 3 U 18's and 5 U 19's.
The next League match is 20th January at home against Tring whilst the U18's have a County Cup match at home against Hertford 06th January
Colts Team; Ethan Belcher Brown, Callum Williams, Jake Howard, Jackson Allen, Kieran Whelan, Ben Redler, Joe Burrow, Myles Finnegan, Josh Hancock, Luc Lee, Ben Myers, Max Jimminson, Miles McCloud, Kimo Kirby, Kieran Cavanagh, George Ford