Minis & Juniors Roundup – 9th October 2012

  • OA Colts have a mouth-watering season in front of them and here’s why:
  • They are running an Under 18 side only
  • There are no less than 44 players in the current squad
  • Two separate teams, almost unheard-of at this level!
  • 14 players in County squads (Herts, Middx and E. Midlands)
  • 9 players current or past Academy members (Saracens, Wasps, Northampton)
  • 1st National Cup game won 46-3 against Wymondham 23rd September
  • Next National Cup game this Sunday (14th October) at Woollams, kick off 1300

The Saints kick off at 1500 so it will be an incredible afternoon’s sport. Don’t miss it!

Match Reports

OA U16 ‘A’ 26pts  Cambridge 3pts

 A very close first half and Sam Okine crashed over for the only try of the period, Cambridge responding with a penalty. The hosts went on to dominate after the break as Curtis Reynolds’ power and pace took him over twice and Will Curtis charged to the line on the outside break. Jake obliged with three conversions.

Tring 29pts  OA U16 ‘B’ 19pts

Tring were worth their victory in this close game and it is still a learning process for A’s who are improving as weeks go by. Tring scored first but this was answered by No. 8 Callum and Luke who dotted down Ben’s chip to the corner. Tring crossed twice more before the break and almost immediately after the restart. Matt Lavelle added one for the visitors before Tring closed the scoring late on.

Bishops Stortford 5pts  OA U14 43pts

Stortford started the smarter and had charged over the visitors line before OAs woke up. Charley Taylor responded to even matters. Francis Grundy brilliantly returned the restart to the Stortford posts. Grundy was to bag two more as did the aptly named Harry Wing. Jamie Brialey, a prop, ran his try in from half way! Conversions from Robbie Nicolaou, Ben Davies, Will McCarthy and Anthony Kennett.

 Mini Festivals

 

OAs County Champion U10s had an incredible weekend. They were the only team to beat all opposition in the opening round, Ampthill B, Old Northamptonians, Bedford and Hemel Hempstead. They then had a battle royal with a very strong Ampthill A side in the final. Honours were even in the first half but OAs pulled away for the title after the break. There was more of the same at Letchworth when their peers won the North Herts mini festival making them Champions across both Counties.

OAs Under 7s (The Sea Eagles)

These little folk battled hard and honourably at the Bedford Festival and were rewarded with one win out of their four matches. A great day was had by all.