A sting in the tail
Abbey strike back at Wasps with their own (Oscar) Buzz Bee
Abbey travelled to Wasps and took time to settle, conceding and early try and then two more. The Abbey Team eventually came out of their slumber midway through the first half too begin to play some more competitive rugby. They had tried to play with style from the start but it had not really come together either in defence or attack. Tries in the first half by Oscar Busby and Jake Clift however showed what they were capable of when everything clicked in to place. While Abbey were still four tries to two down at half time the come back was on.
The second half saw the defence tightened up with Angus Cusack marshalling his backs to tackle and harry in unison.
The pressure both created territory and chances to go on the offensive. Oscar scored again and then Kel Katta displayed some pure magic to rob one of Wasps players deep in his own half dummy and then go on a run down the flank to evade the Wasps defence.
He suddenly saw he was in space an made a determined run for the line. Wasps were quick to react and close him down, but his pace, strength and momentum took him past three more tackles to score and take Abbey Level. Everything was now coming together and with Oscar going over again Abbey were ahead. Wasps were not finished and they pulled it back to five all. Abbey took the lead moments later after heavy pressure on the Wasps line Oscar picked and went from the base of the ruck to score his fourth. The see saw game continued and with exerted pressure on their own line Abbey conceded again.
It seemed the pendulum might have swung back towards the Wasps. Abbey dug in and continued to chase the game and pinned the Wasps back. Teddy Day who had a great game at scrum half with tenacious tackling and calm distribution took his chance calling a Bingo off the ruck and with Toby Joe Mcbride pushing him on got a well deserved try. Abbey completed the victory with a clever move as Jake Clift took the role of scrum half to enable him to pick the ball up from the scrum and muscle past Wasps diminutive winger on the blind side.
A brilliant performance where Abbey kept faith in their rugby ability and worked hard to learn from the early concession of tries.