Fri 21
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Old Leamingtonians Colts  prevail  in local derby

Old Leamingtonians Colts prevail in local derby

By Jeremy Jackson
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OLs colts win at Moorcrofts

More rain, more wind and more tries for Old Leams colts

On wet and windy Friday evening, the Colts traveled the extra 300m down the hill to Leamington RFC.

For the senior colts this will be the last time they play Leamington under age grade rugby rules. For the junior colts it was a chance to prove a point for the season to come. Years of rivalry boiled down into 70 mins of combat.

OL's opened the score early after 3 minutes with try in the corner by Oli Murden - the kick missed. Just 6 minutes later some poor OL's defence let Leamington over the line and the score was level at 5 all.

As with the previous game referred by the same official, penalties were a major theme of this game. It took another 6 minutes for OLs to get ahead with a try from Ben Wilson, who again failed to covert his own touchdown.

Paddy Grace Ben Edwards and Archie Walsh added a three more before half time to make the score 5:25. The conditions having a detrimental effect on Ben Wilson's kicking, who to be fair was more often than not kicking from the sidelines.

The second half saw all subs added to the field, and Harry Hutchings taking the initiative to score in the first 2 minutes, and the first conversion of the night by Ben Wilson. Ben Wilson then scored his second and kicked this one too to make the score 5:39

With the light fading on this stormy evening, on a pitch where the floodlights were not tuned on, Leamington came back with a final try making the end score 10:39 to OLs.

A fitting tribute was given by mates from both sides of the hedge with bragging rights in the 'school playground' firmly in the hands of OLs for another year.

Well done all, the league side of this Warwickshire competition now over, just a final weekend of rugby before the season end will see the Colts welcome Silhillians to the Crofts on Friday 28th May at 7pm.

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Fri 21, May 2021