The game began with immediate intensity with strong carries and hard hits from both teams, however Epping Forrest after working the ball out wide and overlapping our defence went to score under the posts. In a relatively short space of time 3 incredibly similar tries followed. After this Shelford Tigers started to get into their rhythm. With strong and direct runs followed by powerful rucking and good tackling, Shelford started to gain ground.
After half time Shelford came out of the gates flying, good running and some passes at pace led to Shelford gaining a lot of meters, then a strong run by Yuijan Zou took the ball across the line for Shelford’s first try followed by a great conversion from Fraser Christy. Shelford capitalised on this score with another try on the wing by Gabriel Donnelly with an exceptional finish. Due to some injuries Gabriel and Ben and less subs than we are used, this led to Epping Forrest coming back into the game with 3 more well worked tries. All in all, a strong opposition won in a well fought and good game to watch .
FT 42-12 to Epping