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Monday, April 27, 2009

For "Bedford" read "Basford" ...

Bright but not too early on Sunday morning, our U15s met at Letchworth club for the short trip t0 Old Albanians to join them and Hertford and Bedford in a 13-a-side match. On arrival at OAs we couldn't find anyone who knew anything about the match (except a solitary Hertford player who was as confused as us) until we happened to notice Pete & Tina with a group of their players from Basford ... a brief conversation revealed that it was Basford not Bedford that were the intended opposition!

Eventually we did get everyone together and sorted out teams which were, in essence, Basford and OA/Letchworth/Hertford with Basford borrowing a couple of players to even up the numbers.

With the Basford girls being an established side, this was always going to be a tough afternoon for the predominantly novice Hertfordshire girls and so it proved to be with Basford running in a series of tries. However, as the game progressed the Herts girls were competing more effectively and were denied a try in the second half only by superb chasing back by Basford to bundle Sydney into touch just 5 metres short of the tryline.

The result was a well deserved victory to Basford but the Herts girls should be very encouraged by their improvement through the game. After all, they were playing with unfamiliar teammates and many of them were playing in positions they had never tried before so it is bound to take some time to settle into the game. The most important thing was that everyone was striving right to the final whistle and was enjoying themselves - it was so good to see you all smiling and enthusiastic at the end. Keep it up, girls!

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