On Sunday we made the 140 mile round trip up into Buckinghamshire for our first Super 10 fixture of the season against the Bucks Country Champions - Amersham & Chiltern.
In the first match our B team came up just short losing a very competitive match 34-20 to our hosts. With a little more commitment and conviction at the tackle area and breakdown this game was ours for the winning, but we started slowly and had to play catch up throughout. Excellent contributions from Josh, Harry and James saw us pull back into contention, but unforced errors and a lack of cohesiveness as a team were our undoing in the end.
In contrast the A squad (for once) started and maintained their commitment throughout an excellent match. Whilst we went 3-0 down from a penalty in front of the posts early on, the team fought back and scored 7 excellent tries to run out 39-8 winners. Man of the Match was the pack who completely dominated a much bigger Amersham 8, being quicker to the breakdown and out rucking our opponents time and again. With quality ball the back line ran in some fantastic tries, with the pick of the bunch being the team try we scored after Mitchell was dump tackled mid-way through the second half. We have now set the standard for the season and the bar is very high based on this performance.
Our next fixture Super 10 fixture is at home to Old Albanians in what promises to be an epic encounter.