Very much a game of two halves today.
We aimed to give some good game time to the lads who hadn't had much time on the pitch from the last 2 weeks competitive fixtures. Overall we had much the better of the 1st 30 minutes with a couple of great tries from Dan and a strong finish from Matt on the wing. Possibly we could have extended the lead with a couple of calmer heads in the opposition 22 following some good chunks of territory dominance.
ONs with a penalty try and a good break also put some points on the board but with Tows ahead 17-14 at half time.
The 2nd half was a much tougher affair. We continued to try and give some game time to the lads who didn't start the game and made some swaps. ON's put on a good number of their 1st team players at the start of the 2nd half and basically for the next 10 minutes we got out played fair and square conceding 3 tries pretty quickly from some fast pacey play and hard running.
We decided to switch a few lads back onto the pitch especially in the pack and then started to give some more stout opposition up front and started to eke our way back into it and become more competitive. ON's added a couple more well taken tries in the last 15 minutes but we also struck back with a great finish and well worked effort from the boys for the game to end 41-22 to ON's.
Overall there were lots of positives to take from the morning, a number of the lads played very well and showed that they are continuing to develop and improve. Well done lads and well played.
Result: Towcestrians 22 - ON's 41
Tries: Dan (3), Matt
MOM: Dan Lovell - Simply one of the best players on the pitch from either side.
Song Choice: Sammy Anderson - Might need to be mindful of the mini's next time and save it for the changing room though.