Result: Towcestrians 36 - Bugbrooke RFC 5
Tows win to move into the EMRU cup quarter finals.
A highly anticipated 2nd round cup fixture today against our local rivals and last years cup semi finalists was always a game to look forward too.
The 1st half was a scrappy affair with some messy ball here and there and a few passes not hitting the bread basket as they should. But overall Tows were determined and worth their lead at the end of the half with a 12-5 score on the board. Two great tries from Kit and Ollie.
Tightening up in a couple of areas in the 2nd half saw Tows take much more of the territory and possession and the forward pack really started to dominate with some better rucking and platforms for the backs to play off. Keeping our shape and focus in defence added to the advantages we were getting up front saw Tows add 4 more tries in this half through Sam T, Macca, Kody and Isaac.
The final score ending 36-5 to Tows.
This was a tough game and we had to be on our guard for the whole 60 mins and focus on our defence as we know that Bugrooke have a couple of big ball carriers in their ranks. So we were really pleased that some of our tactics worked and we kept a clean sheet in the 2nd half. If we hadn't been on it we know we could have been punished.
Its been a really positive last two weeks for the lads getting some good success in our competitive fixtures. We are a squad that is looking to improve and we still have stuff to work on, but if we play like we did today with the same intensity and maturity then we will continue to win games and give Towcestrians an age group they can be proud off.
Thanks to all the lads for today, it was great to see the positive focus all morning and great to get everyone on the pitch at some point. Onward's now to the quarter finals.
Score: Towcestrians 36 - Bugbrooke 5
Tries: Kit, Ollie, Sam T, Kody, Macca, Isaac
Conversations: Dan (3)
MOM: Close run thing today but Kody Johnson just nabbed it from a couple of the other forwards (Macca, Jude, Isaac) who were also in contention. Lots of ball carries and graft, this lad is a real handful.