Academy Match Reports 2018-2019

Colts v Towcestrians 10th March 2019

In difficult conditions at a very windy Towcester the  three county barbarian side extended its winning streak in a hard fought victory against a plucky Towcestrian side. The home side started well taking advantage of some sloppy Barbarian play to take an early 5-0 advantage.
Dane Richards was unlucky after a fine kick and chase,to see the ball bounce awkwardly over his head. However, Towcester continued to dominate the early part of the game and it required excellent defence to keep the score at 5 nil. Rhys Richards’ tackling was immense and several times he thwarted promising Towcester attacks. Eventually the Barbarians lifted the siege and gained some promising field position. Powerful runs from Max Green and Julian Gaille set up a ruck on the Towcester try line and Jack Skip crashed over to equalise.
The Barbarians were now on top and good moves involving George Pratt and Sam Beaumont saw the Towcester defence stretched but the home side tackled desperately and held on to end the half with a 5-5 scoreline.
 The second half carried on as the first had finished with Pratt and Beaumont again linking well but this time there was no cover defence and Max Flint sprinted through to score the try of the day under the posts. In a deja vu moment the exceptional footwork of Dane Richards went unrewarded again, as another superb kick and chase saw the the ball bounce backwards to the relief of Towcester.
Barbarians completed the scoring with another clever back move giving Jack Skip his second try of the day.