Bicester Colts traveled to Grove for their first taste of 7’s. On a long hot day the boys kept up a high but fatiguing standard of play finally winning their last game of the day to win the Bowl competition.
Bicester were in a group with Reading Abbey, Bracknell, Chinnor and Henley. They started the first game and soon discovered what 7’s was all about where the speed of play and size of pitch were a shock to their systems. It took until the second half before the organisation needed to defend and attack in 7’s was worked out which ended with Bicester finishing the game stronger but just coming up short.
This was the story of all the group games where Bicester showed up well and when they got the ball wide showed good pace to score some great tries but were just lacking the consistency in defence narrowly losing each game by only one or two tries.
After a long break it was time to ease off those tightening muscles for one last match against Abingdon in the Bowl final. Bicester came out of the blocks fast and took the game to Abingdon making some great breaks with good support to finish their moves off. Defence was well coordinated not letting Abingdon through and capitalising on any loose balls. Bicester ran in a lot of tries to one to win the Bowl competition comfortably.
Well done to an exhausted squad of Ashley, Herbie, Oliver, Will, Mark (only lasted 7 mins with a pulled muscle!), Christian, Dan W, Louis, Andreas, Maloni, Lewis.