Swifts get the better of OB
Stamford College Old Boys welcomed Bedford Swifts on Saturday after a week’s rest, and the visitors caught them a little cold, running out to a 62-0 victory.
Due to injuries in the front row the Old Boys used a couple of up-and-coming players, with a prop and a hooker aged just 18 and the other prop 23.
They did not disappoint as the Old Boys’ pack held their own in set pieces against a very experienced and sizeable Swifts pack led by their towering number eight.
The game started at a frantic pace as both team tried to stamp their authority on the game.
As the game settled both teams made good line brakes, particularly Haydn Jons from full back.
Unfortunately for College Swift were more clinical with their chances.
The Old Boys’ best chance of the first half came as wing Chapman punted a lose ball and chased it down over 50 meters.
But he was brought down just 10 meters from the whitewash, and the support wasn’t there to convert the opportunity.
In the Second half the Swifts’ fly-half began to get his bearing and used a good kicking game to keep the Old Boys in their 22.
Again there were good opportunites for the home side to get on the score board but the Swifts’ defence was too good.
Tomorrow Stamford College Old Boys will travel to Bourne in the first derby of the season and the second annual contest for the big Wash Cup.
Old Boys are bottom of Midlands Three South East with just one point but Bourne are just two places ahead.