College looking to the future

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Stamford COB 5 Oundle 88

STAMFORD College Old Boys came into the final game with a clear target, to score four tries that would secure the bonus point to ensure they could not get overtaken by bottom of the league club Corby.

It was clearly always going to be difficult against a strong and young Oundle side, but the early signs looked good and after 20 minutes College had their first try courtesy of Dan Pelech.

After that College continued to play the type of attacking rugby they had intended but it was suicidal at times and Oundle broke and scored on the counter attack on several occasions racking up 88 points.

Nevertheless College fought right until the final whistle to try and get the extra tries.

James Tondall said: “This season has been one of transition for the College but there is plenty of optimism for the future.

“Several new players have emerged towards the end of the season and there is hope for next year when they can play alongside the returning injured stalwarts who have missed the last few months.”

Tony Gosney who hung up his boots for the final time on Saturday after many years serving the club.

He was thanked by all the current players for his help and commitment to the College cause.