Match Report
Berkhamsted School Boys-U14A vs  RGS, High Wycombe
On: Saturday, 06 Oct 2018
Venue: Away

Berkhamsted School U14 A v RGS High Wycombe U14 A 6th October 2018

Berkhamsted U14 A team made the short trip to play RGS High Wycombe on a very wet and windy day. With only the U14 year group playing it meant the game was played on the RGS 1st XV pitch. Unfortunately, Berkhamsted had another poor start with RGS scoring under the posts after 2 minutes as Berkhamsted could not deal with the KO. Once Berkhamsted had stirred, the team played sensible rugby, with Freddie kicking well into the RGS half. Much like last week, the game was played mainly in the RGS own half with Berkhamsted putting together multiple faces and controlling the ball. Slick hands from the RGS back line set their large and dangerous left wing into space who scored under the posts to make it 14-0. Berkhamsted responded in the best possible fashion, regaining the ball from the restart and Teddy sniping from the base of a ruck and scoring from just inside the RGS half. Half time score RGS 14-5.

With the conditions still not improving and having to play into the wind and uphill, Berkhamsted fought valiantly with outstanding defence from all players keeping RGS from scoring a third try. Berkhamsted catch and drive worked well, and the scrum was once again solid. This set the platform for Matt to pick from the scrum and show excellent footwork and pace to score under the posts from 40 meters out. This put the score 14-12 to RGS with 10 minutes to play. Berkhamsted were in a confident mood, repelling RGS’s attacks with well organised defence. Berkhamsted showed great intent to still play exciting rugby even in poor conditions, running from near their own line to set Toby away on the right wing. He was tackled into touch close to the RGS line and the final whistle went to finish 14-12 to RGS HW. The team spirit and unity were clear to see, with all players in full support of one another.

An agonising result after playing well for large parts of the match. The defence shown by the team was magnificent, with evidence from training during the week, clearly paying off.

The team showed great improvement and should be extremely proud of their efforts playing away in difficult conditions.

Thank you to all the supporters who came to watch, next week see’s the team’s first Cup Match on Wednesday as well as the first home game of the season, when we welcome Felsted School to Chesham Fields.

All players should be proud of their performance despite the result.