Under 14 v Luton
7th February 2018
The Under 14`s hosted Luton on a chilly sheepwalk pitch on Sunday. After convincingly beating their opponents earlier in the season, Biggleswade tinkered with a few positional changes including giving debuts to new boys Harry and Toby who both impressed with their play and attitude. The changes made for some scrappy early play, with Luton doing well at the breakdown, constantly disrupting Biggleswade ball. Biggy soon found their feet with Lee Petitt opening the scoring. A second quickly followed straight from the kick off as Ben Lancaster ran the ball back into the oppositions half to score an excellent solo try. Luton steadied the ship and competed bravely, but as the first half went on, the home side gradually got on top, leading 39-0 at the break.
In the second half Biggy came out all guns firing as their opponents tired, scoring some excellent tries in the process. Ronan Watson showing great strength as single handed he tore through several tackles and the whole of the Luton defence to complete a hat-trick. Luton still threatened and looked like getting on the score sheet as they camped on the Biggy line. The defence held out well though, and within 30 seconds had scored themselves as a massive Ollie Pike clearence from behind his goal line was retrieved by a combined Ronan and Ben Yates tackle on the opposition full back enabling them to quickly get the ball out to Luke Howells to set up a great end to end try.
Ollie deservedly finished off the scoring with a similar noteworthy effort after following up his own grubber kick to score in the corner.
The final result Biggleswade 87- Luton 0 .Tries, Lee(3) Ronan(3)Jasper(2) Ben Y(2), Ben L, Joey, Luke, Toby and Ollie. Six conversions from Ollie on a day where a strong swirling wind and a broken kicking tee were not ideal.
Great credit to Luton who competed hard and never let their heads drop.