Juggers 21 Ampthill Vets 26
The Juggers welcomed Ampthill to Fortress Fengate on a fairly chilly and breezy Saturday. For a while it looked like it may have been a match played at anything from 7 a-side up, but we were able to bolster our small squad with some youth.
Following the usual skirmishes, Ampthill scored (something they were able to repeat another two times in the half). This wasn't to say that we were playing that badly, just a missed tackle, dropped pass let the visitors back on the front foot.
Half time, port, Juggers 0 Ampthill 19, changes made to allow everyone some game time.
The second half saw the Juggers reduce the lead, when one of the youth, Xander went on a may run, which crossed a number of time zones, score, Sean getting the conversion. This gave us that bit of belief that were were doing OK. Xander scored a second, this time sprinting down the touchline before heading to the posts. Sean again successful with the conversion. Mo was next to score, from a great run. Sean slotting the extras. We were now in the lead, and Ampthill were rattled. However, they manged to go down the pitch, and scored under the posts.
Final Score Juggers 21 Ampthill Vets 26
Thank you to Ampthill for the game, always a pleasure to play in, and for supplying our match official. Thanks also to the youth that took part in the day care exercise, looking after us ! Welcome to Nick, a barnstorming game from no 8.
The bringalong was something green and beautiful as it was the anniversary of George Best. Our player of the match was newby Nick, with Tony McClure keeping (literally) the plank of the week as he forgot it !
Next week, not sure at this tim