A strong performance...
Sets up Wymondham perfectly...
Having never beaten Colchester's A side, Shelford were keen to change this long standing run of results...
From the KO Colchester caught their own ball and then forced Shelford to defend from the off, but a subsequent knock on gave Shelford possession at the scrum and a few phases later Shelford created a gap for Angus Thomson to break through to score the first try of the day with Jack Biard adding the extra two points. 7-0
The KO didn't travel 10 so Shelford asked for a scrum on the halfway line and a set piece move was then well finished off by Josh Parkhouse, with Jack Biard adding the conversion after just 10mins of play. 14-0.
Colchester then came straight back and a missed tackle allowed them to score in the corner. Not converted. 14-5.
Possession exchanged hands a few times and a knock on gave Shelford the put in. Scrum half Robert Armer then collected the ball at the base of the scrum and darted through the smallest of gaps to score under the posts from 30 metres out. Jack Biard adding the conversion. 21-5.
And the half was rounded off with another Shelford try, this time flanker James Groser exchanging passes with winger Ollie Jury and barrelling over in the corner. Not converted. 26-5 HT.
The second half was much like the first with possession exchanging hands at regular intervals, but this time Colchester scored first with a converted try after Shelford failed to clear their lines after a line out on their 5 metre line. 26-12.
Then Shelford took the game by the scruff of the neck and laid seige in Colchester's 22. The defence held strong until a brilliant line from Josh Parkhouse caught a tiring defence off guard and scored in the corner. Not converted. 31-12.
And just as he did in the first half, James Groser scored at the very end of the half, but this time next to the posts to give Jack Biard an easier conversion to bring the final scoreline to 38-12 FT.