Essex U18 Waterfall Cup Round 1
By Colin Game
Woods Colts continue winning form with Cup Win against Eton Manor 43-7
Sunday 23rd September saw our Colts Team involved in Round 1 of the U18's Essex Cup, against Eton Manor. Both teams looked quite different to our meeting last season, with both including a number of Under 17's.
Having won the toss and electing to start up the slope, we got into our rhythm fairly quickly, and were over the line after about 6 minutes. Manor are always a quite tough and physical side, and from the start, they looked as though they were up for the battle ahead, particularly their forward pack. However, our quick ball, and mostly fast and well executed passing through the back line was telling, and further tries followed in the first half, to take us to 19-7 at the half time whistle.
In the second, we dominated, but made it particularly hard work for ourselves, especially considering we had the slope advantage. A further 24 points followed, but this could possibly have been at least another 10-15, plus potential conversions.
Our U17's once again showed their commitment and took the place of more established players out through injury or absence, and certainly did themselves and the team credit.
A good match, played in good spirit from both sides, and some very favourable conversation post match from Eton Manor about the standards of our Rugby.
Well done to all!
Round 2, here we come!