Team Middlesex Match Reports
In a high paced game which started in fog and ended in brilliant sunshine at Old Merchant Taylors’ ground Middlesex just missed out on their first win of the season.
On a wet and dreary Sunday, Middlesex had to overcome memories of earlier in the calendar year when Sussex were very convincing victors at under 17 level.
On a chilly Sunday afternoon Middlesex parents and supporters were treated to a feast of champagne rugby against Eastern Counties hosted by Diss RFC.
The girls played in great spirit with passion and consummate skill. Their victories were well deserved. The first half was played with great skill and pressure from the whole team to go in four tries to nil up at half time.
For the first ten minutes it was a keenly contested match and Team Middlesex just about had the upper hand. Following some concerted pressure by the Middlesex pack, the ball came loose and Cambridge hacked ahead from inside their own half to score the first try of the afternoon which was converted.
Despite getting off to a strong start, Middlesex lost to what was, on the day, a superior side.
Middlesex Bs got off to a good start and were quickly on the front foot putting the home team under pressure. But for some sound defence Middlesex were denied try scoring opportunities. The first try of the game came from Middlesex hooker Charlie Longford who finished of some good continuity play.
An exciting match in the fine setting of Hurstpierpoint college.
Team Middlesex U16s got off to a good start and with some well won line out ball, put pressure on the home team. Despite having the quality possession two chances went begging, which would prove costly against good opposition.
A very close, hard fought game saw the under 16s take a well earned victory in their first run out of the season.
Middlesex applied all the early pressure and threatened the Hampshire goal line on a number of occasions. In the eighth minute Hampshire scored a break-away try against the run of play, which went unconverted. 0-5