Sat 24
Colts XV
21
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League
Lutterworth
Colts remain on top of the league

Colts remain on top of the league

By David Nance
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Harborough Colts continued their successful league campaign with a 21-7 home victory over Lutterworth but they were made to work extremely hard.


Harborough Colts continued their successful league campaign with a 21-7 home victory over Lutterworth but they were made to work extremely hard. With the squad struggling with injuries and representative call ups they welcomed the returning Ed Parker and Laurence Joel from 1st team duties and they both made significant contributions. It was Parker who scored the first try following an interception with Joel adding the conversion. But playing with the wind Lutterworth were gaining territorial advantage with the pressure eventually telling as they ran in a try near the posts with the conversion drawing them level. Harborough were missing their talisman in the forwards but the pack stuck to their task, holding their own in the scrums and spoiling the line outs with Harry Bissett prominent throughout. Lutterworth’s strength was in their rucking play but Harborough stuck to their task with Jack Roginski, Alex Adams and Alex Wright being the disruptive influence and Jack Batkin excellent throughout at scrum half. Lutterworth then missed the chance to take the lead with a very kickable penalty and at half time the score remained 7-7. In the second half Harborough began to look the much more threatening side with Harvey Slade, Sam Noble and Joel using the wind to kick deep into their opponents half. They still found it hard to score until eventually the ball was fed wide to Joel who outpaced the defence to touch down under the posts adding the extra points himself. A third try was followed after some good rugby with Harry Bissett touching down for a deserved try, Joel once again adding the extras. Harborough then lost another 2 players through injury and Lutterworth mounted attack after attack but could not break through the strong defence although they owed much to a try-saving tackle from Parker ensuring that Harborough held firm for the 21-7 victory. They remain top of the league and just need to keep winning with some tough games ahead.
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Match details

Match date

Sat 24, Jan 2015

Kickoff

14:15

Competition

Division One