Academy finish joint first in Colts Festival
By Steve Rudd
Great day out at festival pushes lads to the limit but delivered solid performance
A bright and sunny day at Long Eaton RFC saw the Green and Gold in action against Ilkeston, Paviors, Long Eaton and Dronfield in the Derbyshire Colts Transition Festival.
Fantastic rugby from all the teams and Long Eaton were most welcoming as hosts.
Melbourne vs Ilkeston - 4 tries to nil (win)
Melbourne vs Paviors - 1 try to nil (loss)
Melbourne vs Long Eaton 6 tries to nil (win)
Melbourne vs Dronfield 4 tries to 1 (loss)
As the festival was decided on tries scored, the Academy were only denied outright victory by Dronfield who equalled the Green and Gold’s 11 tries total.
Tries: Will Flint, Michael McCallum (x2), Matt Suddaby, Thomas Watson (x3), Dylan Kocher, Ben Woodhead, Jamie Rudd, Matt Harris
Well done to all the lads who worked hard playing 15-a-side like sevens rugby, John Cooke-Rogers for the guest coaching and special thanks to Academy Physio Lauren Broome for patching everyone up, feeding the lads (and coaches) Strawberry Laces and for dealing with some serious opposition injuries.