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Monday, October 05, 2009

Berkshire Baa-Baas

First matches of the season don't come much harder than this - taking on last year's League Champions on their home ground - but that's exactly what Letchworth Saracens U18s did on Sunday at Reading. The weather was pleasantly warm and dry and, consequently, the pitches were unpleasantly hard and dusty but the girls did not let that put them off ...

The U18s, playing in the red and black Saracens shirts, got 'stuck in' from the start and enjoyed a very hard fought game. Sarries took the game to Berks and were denied an early score by very resolute defensive work by the home side who soon showed their attacking prowess to take the lead with a well worked try. Sarries responded with more pressure which led to a quick backs move and a fine try for Sophie on the left wing. With the game swinging end to end it was anybody's guess who would score next and it was Berks who grabbed a try to take a 12-5 lead by the break. Sarries needed a good start to the second half but it was Berks who netted 2 quick tries and took control of the game. Although Sarries continued to press - and were rewarded with a super try by Jess R who surged through to score under the posts - Berkshire Baa-Baas deservedly won the match 29-12.

The U15s, playing in black and amber Letchworth shirts, faced a similarly tough challenge in a 7-a-side match. With only a small, inexperienced squad available on the day, this was always going to be difficult for Letchworth Saracens but they stuck to the task valiantly and were unlucky not to get on the scoresheet. The match ultimately went the home side's way by 31-0.

This was a great days rugby which both Letchworth Saracens teams thoroughly enjoyed (despite the results!). As these were the first matches they have played as a team, they are also a huge learning experience which will doubtless bring better results in the future.


Berkshire Baa-Baas U18s 29 v 12 Letchworth Saracens U18s
Berkshire Baa-Baas U15s 31 v 0 Letchworth Saracens U15s

Letchworth Saracens scorers :

Tries : Sophie, Jess R
Conversions : Claire


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