Juggers lose at Ampthill
I think I must have put a curse on the match
I am really sorry. Before the game, I was bigging up on various social media platforms what close games we have with Ampthill. Yesterday that came home to roost, and bite me on the backside on the way through.
Yet again, the Highways Agency decided to see how many different ways we could get from Peterborough (and the surrounding area) to Ampthill, if a part of the A1(M) is closed. It turns out there are lots of ways. Most of which get you there after the meet time.
Still, 9 (NINE) of us made it, and augmented by some Ampthill players, we started down the mountainside in the first half. With a number of Juggers carrying injuries and niggles, and with no subs, we knew we were going to have to put a shift in. We conceded a few, scored a couple (by Mr G Uest) and conceded a few more, before reaching half time.
Orange froth (at the correct temperature according to one of the many connoisseurs present), before a switch of Ampthill players to don the Juggers jersey.
The second half saw us concede a few more, and more of us get a few knocks. However, nobody shirked a tackle or gave up a seemingly lost cause. Two examples, Tony chasing back and getting to a home player, over the tryline, and disrupting him so he knocked on instead of scoring. The second saw me (yes I know), tackle someone just short of the tryline, get up to ruck and then win a penalty as a second Ampthill player arrived. Rumours that I may have been off me feet at any point cannot be verified. The game finished shortly after when Skips manged to make a clearing kick and set off after it, only to discover that he has "hamstrings, and they do not like sprinting up hill !
Thanks to Ampthill, always a pleasure, apologies (possibly) that I don't know the final score, and for the load of players to allow us to have a game, and to our match official.
Big thank you to Tommo, Dick, Ian, Skips, Steve, Pete, Stu and Tony, we put in one hell of a shift.
Next week may be Stamford, if any of us can move by then.