Old Leamingtonians Colts v Old Laurentians Colts
OLs edge tight affair
OLs were first out of the blocks in this top of the table encounter - but the first to receive a reprimand from the referee was linesman Rob Semple for not raising his flag properly - there's blue pills for that one Rob ! Old Laurents were up for the challenge and responded well and were first to score after the OLs dog-legged defensive line was breached , 0-7 to the away team . The match was an even battle with OLs having their opportunities but were unable to convert the territory into points . Half time came very quickly with neither team gaining the upper hand .
The second half was another tense affair and there was a sense that it would be a low scoring game and one in which OLs needed the next score - this duly happened when Ollie Craig bundled his way over the line after some impressive pick and go's from the OLs pack , the conversion is missed and the score goes to 5-7 . Several penalties were awarded to each team as high tackles and hands in the ruck were penalised but the windy conditions made kicking for goal difficult so the score board did not move . The usual handbags then took place between the second rows from both teams but no cards issued and the incident was well refereed .Then we had the best backs move of the game - with simple hands OLs , with the inclusion of full back Evans joining the line , allowed space for Dom to fly over in the corner , 10-7 now to the home team . OLs then had a chance to increase the lead late on with a penalty - but Will just pushed it wide of the posts and the final score remained 10-7 . A close one but a hard fought , deserved victory .