Thanks to ON's For Providing another Great Fixture
Due to Newport and Salop unable to field a side Towcester travelled to ON's for a last minute rearranged friendly fixture.
A last minute arranged friendly ta Old Northamptonians turned out to be a cracking game of rugby.
ON's had a mixture of quality old heads and a smattering of youth in the side.
This really told in the first 20 minutes as the home side totally dominated the younger Tows side with straight running and bouncing off tackles far too high by the visitors. ON's were first on the board as they used their heavier forwards to win the collisions opening up the defence for the first score. The second was very similar to the first . When your the heavier side us this to your advantage, Running straight they bounced off tackles scoring out wide.
After the second score and to be fair to the older ON's players they started to run out of steam which played into the hands of Towcester.
Moving the ball away from the forward Tows used their pace they opened up the defence for the first, then did exactly the same just before half time going into the break 2 points in front.
A few changes at the break as both sides knew that the contest had been very physical and started the second half with a few handling errors.
From a restart Tows started to drop the height of the tackles and stopped most of the progress ON's enjoyed in the first half.
10 minutes into the half and Cameron Young
used his pace to add the first of the half.
Weaving his way through the defence he managed to bounce and spin his way into space dotting down out wide.
His second score was quite mesmeric as he took the ball 25 metres out and then just ghosted past everyone scoring under the posts.
As the home side tried hard to chase the game the visitor started to open up looking dangerous every time they attacked this didn't stop the home side putting in a few good attacks them selves but it was Towcester again that had the final 2 scores. Will Thomas
having a comfortable game at fullback tagged onto the end of two good attacking moves scoring just in the 5 metre channel.
A well contested game by both sides and we thank ON's for allowing us to play the fixture and all the best to them in their respective league campaign.