U13s defend ‘Fortress Abbey’ with victory over strong Hungerford team
Abbey come out on top in an exciting end-to-end match
The boys continued their strong start to the season in an exciting game of rugby versus Hungerford. Hungerford edged a lively opening quarter with one try – although both sides suffered from ‘white line fever’ with forward passes / dropped balls and poor grounding in the try area. The Hungerford backs and ball carriers continually punched holes in the Abbey defence. In most matches so far – Abbey have been behind at this point and this was no different.
But the boys took a grip of the scrum and breakdown and turned the screw in the middle of the match running in three tries to lead 3-1. As legs tired in the final quarter, Abbey started to play some impressive expansive rugby, which could have led to some great tries, but luck was not on the team’s side with feet in just touch and overlaps missed at vital moments (something to work on). The game ended 5-2 and the run continues..
Another great effort by all the squad
Front row : Matty / Luke / Rory / Billy
Locks / No8 : Archie / Alex B / Josh S / Toby-Joe / Jake
Scrum half : Teddy / Ollie E
Flyhalf : Henry / Flynn
Centres : Kel / Angus / Joe
Wings : Oscar / Josh G / Jasper / Josh B
Full Backs : Olly P / Alex R
Man of the Match : selected by Hungerford coaches – Kel for his dynamic contribution all over the park
Congrats & Welcome to Josh B to Abbey and for an impressive debut on the wing
Season’s try scorers to-date
Ollie E 1