After warming up for an hour, the boys finally took to the pitch in the usual mixed team format to take on strong teams from Kenilworth and Sutton Coldfield.
The Polars were up against Kenilworth first and unfortunately despite showing good resilience in defence they never really got into the game, allowing Kenilworth to dominate possession and territory to run out 3-1 winners. Buckingham only displaying what they’re capable of on a few occasions, one that lead to disallowed try and one charging run from Willoughby to score our only try. After a long wait the Polars then took on Sutton Coldfield and again started slowly conceding an early try from a charged down kick. This did however kick start the boys to start playing some better rugby and showing more intensity at the break downs, eventually freeing up quick ball for tries from Kyle and Joe to make the final score 2-1 Buckingham.
The Grizzlies managed to fit in three fixtures. Opening up against Sutton Coldfield the boys dominated through the game winning 2-1 with tries from Jack and Alex P. Taking the confidence from this game they then faced a Kenilworth team (that included 4 from Buckingham), with some good play including a full length back line move that saw Liam tackled just short of the try line. Buckingham finally managed to score through a darting run from Charlie D. However when the boys came under pressure on the final play of the first half they conceded possession to Kenilworth to snatch an equaliser. The second half started with Buckingham unable to maintain the pressure they had applied in the first half, with Kenilworth snatching a second and winning try to make the final score 2-1 Kenilworth. A final game played out against a changed Kenilworth team, which again led to defeat for the boys 2-0.
All in all despite some patches of good rugby, a long and at times frustrating morning for Buckingham, with both teams playing well to beat Sutton Coldfield, but neither side able to put together the full game performance, that they are more than capable of, to beat Kenilworth.