A closely fought battle not reflected by the score
Our first match againt Braintree was a bruising encounter, keenly contested by the forwards.
A very strong forward pack of Harry, Gabriel, Bertie, Riontae & Enrique gave Braintree a tough time in the scrums and rucks on Sunday. Unfortunately we didn't manage to turn this pressure and possession in to points and a few good passing moves and missed tackles meant that Braintree went into half time three scores up.
The second half started better for us and it was not long before one of Kieron's many strong and elusive runs ended in him going over to score a try. Our leading try scorer, Alex, followed this up with another of his typically elusive runs to double the try tally and some strong and determined tackling saw us win the second half two scores to one. Whilst the forwards were impressive in the first half, the backs (George, Jacob, Kieran, Billy, Jack, Jess & Alex) stepped up in the second half to round off a very good team performance.
The match ended with the conversions and a typically cool George, stepped up and stroked our two over with ease making the final score 26-14