MK Colts in action again at the weekend
First Win for 3 Counties Barbarians
Colts from Milton Keynes, St.Ives and Leighton Buzzard joined forces once again to form The Three Counties Barbarians, playing at Northampton Mens Own RFC.
In their second competitive match together, the squad following last weeks game at Bletchley RFC, once again showed how things were going to work and that although still getting to know each other, they are not going to be a pushover. After conceding an early try, the Barbarians were quickly on the attack. From a 5m scrum, Jack Perkins at No.8 picked up and powered over to score in the corner. Beaumont converted the difficult kick. Northampton struck back, and the sides were evenly matched in the first half until a Mens Own player was yellow carded. The backs led by Beaumont took advantage and Matthew McMahon found a gap in the Men’s Own line to score; converted by Joseph Cox.
The Barbarians were winning a lot of turnovers and penalties from the rucks. Their line outs worked well, Northampton could not compete, and the scrums were solid.
Mens Own opened brightly in the 2nd half, but The Barbarians fought back. A break through by Cox led to Max Flint outpacing the opposition. Jack Brown showed his pace to score under the posts and Edward Mortimer also showed what he could do, outflanking the Mens Own to touch down and regaining the lead for Barbarians. Pratt, lent temporarily to the opposition, then scored a quick try for Mens Own as the Barbarians lost concentration. Stung back into action, The Barbarians put Men’s Own under pressure and a maul led to Richards scoring in the corner.
The Barbarians defended well and continued to put Northampton under pressure. Richards made a long run down the flank but was penalised for handling on the ground. Good hands by the backs leading to Flint’s 2nd try, converted by Cox. The Barbarian’s ended as convincing winners 43-24.
Thanks to Northampton Mens Own for hosting us at such short notice.