Biggy U13’s defeat Ampthill in the rain!!26th September 2018
Biggleswade Under 13s. 5 – Ampthill under 13s. 1
All the hard work during pre season really paid off as the Biggy under 13s put their learnings in to practice on the pitch.
With the anticipation of the first game of the season and the honour of playing on the first team pitch not even the pouring rain could dampen the spirits of the Biggy under 13s.
They started the game with real passion with strong tackles putting the Ampthill team under pressure from the off.
All players kept their positions and a clear structure was visible from the touch line. The crowd of spectators watched in awe as some amazing handling skills saw the ball travel all the way down the back line for Charlie Franklin to score on the wing. Not sure who was more surprised, the Ampthill players or the coaches who had spent the past 6 years trying to get the Biggy players to pass and use the width of the pitch.
Charlie’s second try from the wing showed that the first was not just a fluke and the team can pass the ball when it wants to.
After some huge tackles from a strong front 6, Ampthill hit back hard. From a Biggys set piece Josh Quilliam broke through the Ampthill defence to make a striking run a good 30 metres into the Ampthill half.
A well worked partnership between scrum half Sam Skirving and fly half Cory Lindley-Winch saw Sam throw a dummy and dart through the gap for Biggys third try.
More hard graft from the biggy forwards set the platform to draw in the Ampthill defence. Again some amazing handling skills through the backline out to Keir Godin who has to win non-try of the season with his leaping catch placing the ball over the line mid flight only to be told it was a forward pass.
Biggy heads did not drop and they were soon rewarded with their fourth try courtesy of Aaron Nahani using his size and strength to run through the Ampthill defence and diving over the line.
Ampthill then regrouped and even the bone crunching tackles from Bobby Andrews and Jacob Barnes could not stop their forwards from making good ground and pushing the Biggys back into their own 22.
Ampthill’s persistence paid off and they were rewarded with a strong try right in front of the club house and supporting crowd.
The rain might have started to ease but the pressure from The Biggys did not and the win was rounded off by a great individual try created and scored by George Findlay under the posts.
Grafter of the week was almost impossible to award with so many strong performances. Olly Bialik was a deserving winner for his support, tackling and commitment.
Although a number of players have been mentioned in this review the real success came from the whole team playing as one. Even when changes were made each and every player supported their team mates and gave encouragement to ensure all played at their best. An amazing team effort to achieve what is hopefully the first win of many this season.
Well done to all.