11th October 2017
U18 V Bedford Modern School
U13 Teams V Bedford School
A rugby packed day saw three simultaneous games played at Pitsford School. Whilst the U13s fielded two sides against Bedford School, the U18s faced Bedford Modern's 2nd XV.
The pitches once again looked amazing, with the grounds staff having chosen a diagonal striped pattern, clearly demonstrating some finesse in their presentation skills of the Pitsford turf.
The U13s took on Bedford Schools B and D XVs, with Pitsford mixing their squad again to create two corresponding teams.
Against Bedford School B, the team went down 35-20 after accumulating a 30-5 deficit at half time. The second half fight back, despite being noble, wasn't enough to overcome the first half deficit. Where Bedford only added one compared to Pitsford's 3. Tries were scored by Elliott P and Fabian P. Liam R was a stand out player for this team, constantly being the first to the breakdown.
Man of the Match - Ned B for pulling strings and tackling like a man possessed.
The team that played Bedford D XV, eventually went down to 45-30 with the half time score at 20-2, following Pitsford's race to a 20-0 lead in the opening phases of the game.
The scorers were Andrew C, Carl M and Jake P with 4 tries.
The standout players include Jake P touching down several times, Andrew C who ran the game extremely well at fly half whilst putting in a sterling performance as well, with a last special mention to James R who was everywhere.
Man of the Match - Jake P.
Meanwhile on the 1st XV pitch, a thrilling game was ensuing which Pitsford eventually lost 24-7 which even the opposition admitted, was a flattering score as it easily could have tilted in Pitsford's favour at several key moments in the game.
Captain Connor B led the front with a mesmerising personal performance, including try saving tackles, several line breaks and pinpoint accuracy with his boot.
Additionally, Pitsford's robust defence was a form of attack on the day with Mairtin M, Ryan M and Tallah H putting in the hard graft and producing some crunching tackles. This tackling goes some of the way to explaining why Ryan M was awarded Man of the Match with his decisive, powerful forward runs accounting for the rest of the decision.