Rugby: St Andrew's vs Selborne - St Andrew's College

Rugby: St Andrew’s vs Selborne

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Rugby: St Andrew’s vs Selborne

ielThis past weekend the school hosted a derby against Selborne College which is traditionally one of our most difficult challenges on our calendar.

There was a new energy on Lower which was felt by everyone. Our U14s set the tone for the day and put in a very brave performance beating their opponents 22-12. The U15As drew 12–12 and were unlucky not to have won after crossing the line at the end of the game. Our U16As who have struggled to find form had a great win 25–17 against a good Selborne team. This was an impressive start to the day by the juniors and one would have to go extremely far back, if ever, to find a better start against Selborne.

The 3rds played well winning in a closely fought game and kept up the momentum. Our 2nds just lost by 2 points going down 22–24 although they had the chance to seal the win at the end of the game but were unable to convert their chances.

 

The 1st XV found it tough to get going in the first half and Selborne took an early lead. St Andrew’s had opportunities during the first half but were not accurate enough. The halftime score was 8–0 to Selborne. The boys came out with renewed energy in the second half and scored 2 quick tries by Murray Wilson and Connor Brand making the score 12–8. Both teams played better, and the score was 19-13 with limited time left when Oliver Myatt-Taylor scored right at the end after good pressure and Daniel Hickey converted to take the final score to 26–13 to St Andrew’s College.

 

Well done to everyone for a great day. They say Rugby is a team sport, well on Saturday all our teams were 400-strong — the support was amazing, and the boys felt it and appreciated it. Another good week ahead. Keep on Keeping on!

 

Mr Andy Royle