Match Report
Oundle School Boys-U13A vs  Oakham School
On: Wednesday, 01 Nov 2017
Venue: at Home

Match Report for Rugby Union Boys 13A Team

Oundle vs Oakham

First Half:

Oundle started slowly, conceding a couple of tries in the first five minutes, but they quickly adapted and improved the strength of the defensive line. After ten minutes the team were into the flow of play and going strong. A few good runs down the right wing led then to three tries in the first half, although Oakham managed to slip in a couple more before the Half Time whistle.

Half Time: Oundle 3 – Oakham 5

Second Half:

After a Half Time pep talk the team set off with renewed energy. The next tries were quickly achieved and after only a few minutes the score was even at 5-5. Oundle had got the upper hand, and from then on the match was in Oundle’s favour. But with only five minutes left on the clock Oakham managed to get two quick tries to make the score 7-7. However, Oundle, not taking defeat from one of our biggest rivals, who had beaten us last year, pushed on. We managed to make a couple of breaks through Oakham’s line, then with one last push on the final play of the game, we broke through and scored the winning try.

Final Score: Oundle 8 – Oakham 7

Special mentions to Archie Hollund and Matteo Toriati for making some excellent runs. Man of the match was Harry Ratchford who played his best match of the season.

Thomas Allinson