A Supreme Effort from the U13’s.23rd October 2018
It was a full weekend of rugby for the U13’s this weekend. Saturday saw them face Old Albanians once again at Allianz Park during the half time break of Saracens vs Lyon. On their previous meeting the boys lost 5-0 but this time they played with a new found determination and Old Albanians were flattered by the 2-0 final score. Defensively Biggys were superb and were extremely unlucky not to score a try. At the end of the match the Old Albanians coach commented how refreshing it was to come up against a team who could hold their own against them as this was not usually the case. It was a superb performance from every single player so well done to all who were there.
Sunday morning saw the boys head off to Northamptonshire to play in their annual derby against Rushden. Always a difficult team to play Rushden scored from the opening play, running through the Biggleswade defence. This seemed to wake up Biggys and they knuckled down and played some great rugby, especially in the scrums. Eventually Rushden were able to score again and make it 2-0. Just before halftime, and with a supreme effort from all, Jacob Barnes was able to push over the line to make the score 2-1.
Tensions had been running high throughout a physically demanding first half and, as Eddie Jones would say it was time to bring on the “finishers”. It took two more Rushden trys before the fresh legs of Jack Lee, Ky Curson, Archie Matthews and Rowan Surman turned the game on its head. They complemented perfectly with the rest of the team and before long the score line was overturned from 4-1 to Rushden to 4-4 with tries from Jacob Barnes, George Findlay, and Charlie Maudlin.
An injury to George Findlay saw Aaron Nahani return to the pitch. Biggys dominated in the many ensuing scrums and kept the pressure up but Rushden were then able to score again to make it 5-4.
Even though this had been a long difficult match Biggys never gave up and were soon level again through an Aaron Nahani try. 5-5.
Another great period of play saw Ky Curson score his first try for Biggys to take them in to the lead for the first time in the match.
Supporters were willing the final whistle to blow especially after Archie Matthews was extremely unlucky not to extend Biggys lead with some impressive play.
Unfortunately in the last minute Rushden were able to make the most of a lucky break in play to even the score at 6-6.
I’m not sure who was most exhausted once the final whistle blew, the players, the coaches or the parents but what a great team performance to come from 4-1 down to end up at 6-6.
A great morning of rugby!!