Oakham 2s rfc 22-28 AARFC 2s
By Mark Corley
A Great Game of Rugby
Firstly can I thank & commend Oakham for a proper game of rugby between 2 genuine 2nd XV teams with none of the frigging about of many an opposition over the early course of this season.
Details as always are sketchy but Craig Deighton scored a hat-trick but was still beaten to MOM by Nathan Jackson who was immense.
Everyone today showed up today and, apart from Andrew Johnstone getting his second yellow in 3 weeks ?, no-one let us down - and actually AJ got a try, so maybe that makes things even ;-) .
The most enjoyable game of rugby we have had for such a long while which was reiterated to me by pretty much everyone post-game.
Numbers 1 through 18, you were all brilliant and the fact we were a team as opposed to talented individuals is why we won today; tackling everything they threw at us. And to be fair to Oakham, they threw a lot at us. Not sure why they didn't get more ball our to their number 12 who had some serious wheels on him.
Special mentions to Thomas Phipps, David Foster, Daniel Heery, Neil Weston, and Richard Alexander (at loose head) as well as those previously mentioned but, as hopefully it showed after the game, I was proud of everyone.
Tries craig x3 and aj 1
Tom 2x pens and a conversion
As always I love you all