Tows lost out today to our local opponents in the first game between the teams in a good few years.
Playing 3 x 20 minute quarters the game went something like this,
Quarter 1: Buckingham went in up by 14-7. Tows had the better of the play in terms of possession, ball retention and set piece, but a couple of lapses in our defense gave Buckingham the lead on the counter attack.
Quarter 2: Buckingham scored 3 unanswered tries + with conversions. The lads went to sleep and dialed down the intensity here due to some enforced changes.
Quarter 3: 0-0 in this 20 minutes and a bit more of a dog in the performance from the lads after some strong words at half time.
Overall another testing game and an opportunity for the lads to learn as we develop as a squad. Match was a lot closer than the scoreline but some loss of focus and poor tackling cost us.
Score: Towcestrians 7 - Buckingham 35