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Fantastic End to the season

Fantastic End to the season

By Dave Nellis
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Tour heads on for a trip to the seaside (well, almost)

WIth a squad of 19 fit players and Elephant Man Hirons travelling down the A34 on a glorious sunny day, cries of "can we go to the beach" "lets go to hastings" and "where's Cork" proving that the grasp of Geography is not the strong point of some team members, Bicester made their way to Trojans in High Sprits.

Not the strongest or biggest side we've ever put out, but arriving to the strains of Death or Glory, greeted by former Bicester stalwart Alan Cook in a wonderfully padded, figure hugging, Trojans shirt the result was not going to be important - Good Job really.

Trojans, playing in their last Junior game before joining the ranks of their Colts set up next season, had all seeme d to have grown since last year - and looked big enough to play colts.

From the huge props, lightning fast back row and 10 who controlled the game brilliantly (apart from the Drop Goal attempts).

The pitch was rock hard - on another day we'd have all probably said too hard, The sun baking and the Ref looked as young as the players - Time to start.

Whether it was the long journey, the desire to go to the beach or the end of season tour mentality - Bicester we're not at the races for the first 10 minutes, during which time they found themselves two tries behind - Trojans starting quickly and dominating.

The rest of the first half was the same, Bicester did string some great Rugby together, but, unfortunatley the last pass went forward or to ground, and from two trips into the Trojans 22, came away with just 3 points from a penalty, the first attempt having been pushed wide.

The Second half was a little different, with just one try each, Bicester converting and winning the half 5 - 7. Mats with the darting try under the posts, converted by JG.

And so to the point of the day - Stuart drenched by the concerned players who thought the sun might be too hot, a wonderful, sumptuous meal prepared by the hosts - and waiter service too - a time to catch up with old mates, make a few new ones and look forward to another season.

Thanks to Trojans for a fine day, on and off the pitch, good luck for the future and see you all again!

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Match date

Sun 17, Apr 2011



Meet time



Meet Bicester for lift share, convoy etc at 09:00.
Number 1's for the day will consist - Shirt & Club Tie, Bermuda, Hawaiian (or similar loud, colourful shorts) Flip Flops, Sunglasses, and Head wear. Fines for non compliance to be levied at the discretion of His Honour Judge Christopher Stone.
Expected travel time 1.5 hours.
Breakfast/Comfort stop at Sutton Scotney Services - A34
All Available players will be selected. Lots of help need with lifts, so please meet at the club!

Beware! Using the postcode in Satnavs will usually take you to Stoneham Golf Club and you can't get to the Trojans Club from there. Use the directions below.


Callum Nicoll

Player of the match

Callum Nicoll