H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O (thats H to 0, or water)
Try fest at Fengate. Skippers stats amazing (same as his Darth Vader impression)
On a fresh Saturday afternoon, the Juggers welcomed local rivals (and sometimes teammates) the Deeping Dinosaurs to Fortress Fengate.
In what proved to be a surprising open game, it was the visitors that got the quicker start, racing into a two try lead. Then, leading from the front, Skipper Tony McClure
(taking a leaf from Tom's book last week), intercepted the ball on his own 22 and sprinted away to score in the corner, while his teammates stood in awe/disbelief near the halfway line. Another try conceded before Damien Atkinson
, fresh from a shift at work, was able to barge his way over following a lineout in the Deeping 22. Not that you would have realised from his barnstorming performance. Sean Enright
was next to score, and we believed that we could win this.
Half time, Juggers 17 Dinosaurs 24, orange froth straight from the chilled bottle, and with only a small squad, minimal change, although Igors was able to fill in the second row.
More tries conceded as we tired, and Deeping realised that their young winger was quicker than most of and hard to stop if we did get him. However, the skipper was on hand again to score from deep (possibly behind our tryline) when he set off, again he was on his own as we were gobsmacked. Was this the same player who had left the pitch for fifteen minutes because he couldn't breathe ? We scored again when Steve Lilley
showed real determination to get to the try line.
Full Time - Peterborough Juggers 27 Deeping Dinosaurs 64. Thanks to our match official and to the Dinosaurs for a great match, played (mostly !!) in the right spirit. Thanks to Sam Redhead
for filling in at hooker and Igors where needed.
(Squeak) won man of the match, and ownership until the next match, of the Juggers Man of the Match Mankini, not only for his sterling efforts in the set piece (where he was solid, solid as a rock (copyright Ashford and Simpson)), but for his performance in the loose.
Everyone had some water (this weeks bringalong), but only a few knew the reason why.
Before the court for various misdemeanours were yours truly, for a clearing kick that actually lost ground (it was windy), Dick Hill, for not returning the Plank for Plank of the Week, and Peter Hale, for missing court last week, while still at the club (shame). It was Pete (aka the gas man and only one of the BBG Septulets playing) who was 'awarded' the (missing) plank.
Net up, no game at the moment, but a trip to the pool is possible, and S&L at home on 2 February.