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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Letchworth U15 girls at Hertford

Although matches seemed to be being cancelled all over the East due to water-logged pitches, Laura and Josephine braved the awful weather to play for Ampthill at Hertford in a three-way U15s meeting which also involved Old Albanians. As it turned out the pitches were in very good condition (at least, considering the amount of rain we'd had!) but the wind was of the strong, rapier-like style that chills everyone to the core in just a few minutes. So conditions were not too good, but the rugby was excellent!
Three matches were played so each side played against the other two. Ampthill's first game was against the home side and both Letchworth girls were soon heavily involved. Unfortunately, after a strong run through the Hertford defence, Josephine suffered a twisted knee and, though she tried to carry on, it ultimately meant that she had to leave the field and could take no further part in proceedings.

Ultimately, Hertford proved too strong for the visitors, running out worthy winners by 25-0, though it was a much closer contest than that scoreline suggests.
In the second game (against Old Albanians), Ampthill showed great determination and turned in a much improved performance. Like the rest of her Ampthill teammates, Laura was soon getting to grips with the opposition -
- and went from strength to strength during the game. In the second half Laura was denied a try only by a fine last-ditch tackle that saw her bundled into touch at the corner. The match was finely balanced and well-contested throughout so that even when Ampthill started to open up a lead in the second half OAs staged a spirited comeback and almost snatched a draw : Ampthill eventually winning by 20-15.
All in all a fine afternoon's rugby despite the rough weather!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:48 PM

    well done to all players was a great 2 games (Y)


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