The first VP pre-match lunch of the season was held on 30 October. A “Full House” was treated to a roast beef lunch followed by cheese, biscuits and port before being entertained by Paul Boardman. All this before the home side delivered an accomplished performance against Rugby Welsh picking up a convincing winning 42-10.
BEDWORTH 21 HARBURY 7
During the first half, Harbury was able to wrap up Bedworth’s wingers as the home side elected to run the ball wide at every opportunity. However, one did manage to get away and score under the posts at the end of the first quarter. Harbury could have made more of the wind but did manage to force their way over to even up the score at half time. Bedworth made better use of the wind in the second half to dominate field position and the visitors not only thwarted several attacks on their line but often broke out in attack only to fall short of the home line by a few metres. The home side continued to maintain possession going into the final quarter and were rewarded with a couple of tries to seal the match. NOT wanting to criticise the referee, but the spectators from both sides were somewhat bemused at the number of times the whistle was blown and for the number of yellow cards shown – enough said.
SHIPSTON A 12 HARBURY A 17
Without a League match on the Saturday, Harbury travelled to Shipston for a Friday night game to play a friendly against Shipston. The visitors fielded a couple of old faces that relished their first run out for weeks – no let’s say months! Hendry’s comment after the game – “Boys well proud of everyone involved last night....!!! We played beautiful rugby....!!! We were one team of 16 players that beat two teams. They had at least 30 players coming at you guys and we controlled them.....******* well done....!!!! Cost – one broken cheekbone and one dislocated shoulder. Injuries are mounting.
Sundays at Harbury continue to be fun filled and full of fixtures across the region, we had a week off on Remembrance Sunday, but have been up against Shipston, Earlsdon, Old Leams and we welcomed Alcester back to Harbury following our away fixture. We had a brilliant day at Coventry RFC for a takeover day with the Harbury players doing games and skills with some of the 1st team players. They also got to form the tunnel for the players as they came onto the pitch and enjoy a hard fought 80 minutes resulting in a win for Coventry.
New players are always welcome, keep an eye on our Facebook page (Harbury Rugby Football Club. Mini & Juniors Section) for information about what is going on Sunday mornings and come up and have a go! Get in touch with Phil (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chris (email@example.com) for details.
Ground preparation work to install bollards and gate posts ready for concreting.