U16- OLs Visiting '11' secure win against accommodating Olney host.
OLS win away at 'Wet' Olney
With only 11 lads available for the wet trip down to Bedfordshire, Olney were more than happy to lend players so that both teams got a decent run out.
A 3x 20min 'thirds' game format was agreed to allow Olney to swap their players into the OLS squad at the breaks.
Relentless rain meant for close passing game and OLs made the best of it with a close passing game and very few handling mistakes.
By the end of the first third, OLs were up 14:0, Tries by Ben Wilson ( with some quick thinking as Olney dropped the slippery ball just 3m out from their own try line, dotted down under the posts) and Fraser Carr ( who looped a long pass out on the half way line to Ben Jackson playing out of position on the wing, and ran round to collect it back from Ben on a pop pass to run the last 10 m) .
The second third saw Olney get the better of the game with 2 tries to OLs 1 . Both packs were quick to the breakdown which saw several turnovers conceded by each team. Score at the end of the third 21:12 to OLs.
After another Olney player swap-out, OLs came out on top in the last third with 4 unanswered tries ( from Ben Jackson, Oli kirk , George Riley and Mac S-P). Some fantastic conversions by Ben Wilson And George Riley left the Final Score 47:12
Despite the weather, team spirits were soaring after what had been a tricky few weeks of "injury led" losses.
Onley were great hosts and had the OLs defence not been en-point, the score line could have been a lot closer.