A local derby against Cottesmore is always a fixture to look forward to and today proved to be no different as the boys gathered together for the final match before Christmas. Despite a final score line of 8-2 in our favour this proved to be the toughest fixture of the season. I felt we started the game a little flat footed and we were not as sharp as I would have liked but tries from Sam R, Luke, Nicholas, Sam P gave us a comfortable platform for the second half.

We were better at the breakdown after the interval which meant we controlled the game and three further tries from Luke and 1 from James sealed a comfortable victory. I would still like to see the ball go through the hands more to utilize the width of the pitch as against better opposition crash ball will not always work. Well done today boys but Great Walstead and Hazelwood are on the fixture card for the Spring term so still plenty of work to be done.

Team: Wesley, Sam P, Sam R, Nicholas, Archie, Matthew, Luke, William, James, Thomas.