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    Biggy U13’s unbeaten start to the season continued on Sunday with a well-earned draw against Datchworth in their first ever Youth league game.
    Biggy’s kicked off the first half and immediately put Datchworth under pressure. Some of our bigger players were unable to get past the Datchworth defence but when the ball came to Mason Hardman he was able to push through for Biggy’s first try.

    After the restart there was more pressure from Olly Bialik, Charlie Maudlin, Keir Godin and Aaron Nahani but unfortunately Datchworth were able to even up the score line when they were awarded a penalty near their try line. This spurred Datchworth on and despite a great tackle from Bobby Andrews and the ball being gathered from a Datchworth kick by George Bland he found himself with no one in support so Datchworth were able to score a second try.

    The Biggy boys didn’t let their heads drop though and kept up the pressure through multiple penalties and scrums. Eventually the ball was passed down the line to Aaron Nahani who made a blistering run down the right wing to score for Biggy’s and bring the score to 2-2.

    Towards the end of the first half there were more great tackles from Biggy’s and then Keir Godin set off on a great run down the left wing only to be tackled after he had kicked the ball sustaining a neck injury which meant he was unable to participate in the rest of the game.

    The second half started with Biggy’s bringing on Harry Parkes, Ky Curson, Rowan Surman, Kai Camborne and Max Andrews. Biggy’s continued to pile on the pressure with some great runs. Another injury saw Sam Skirving come off to be replaced as scrum half by Cory Lindley-Winch and Alex Shadbolt return to the pitch. Some more great defensive play and a superb run by Ky Curson saw the ball arrive back with Mason Hardman. A try looked to be on the cards before Mason was munched by one of the larger Datchworth players and had to come off. Mason was replaced as Hooker by Duncan Waller who stepped up to the task in many hard fought scrums.

    There followed a great run by Harry Parkes and a great kick by Josh Quilliam which was chased down by Josh and Jacob Barnes who so nearly kept the ball in play.

    Late pressure by Datchworth meant that Biggy’s had to use all of their defensive strength not to concede a late try.

    At the final whistle a draw was probably the fairest result for both teams. Every single Biggy player had given 100% and they were all absolutely shattered.
    After being checked out by paramedics Keir was able to rejoin his teammates for the after game photo where he gave his trademark pose!