Two very evenly matched teams battled out what turned out to be a well-deserved 10-10 draw, and a fair result at the end of the day from both teams perspective.
Woodbridge took a 3-0 lead with a penalty calmly converted from Austin James, following some great work along the back-line. Following a long period of pressure from Bury, and us giving away too many penalties!?$!, Bury were eventually rewarded just before the break with a try in the corner to lead 5-3 at the interval.
Some inspirational words from captain Dan Driver seemed to do the trick with Woodbridge dominating much of the early 2nd half spoils. Only a last ditched clearance denied Sam Davies scoring in one corner, but the momentum continued which eventually saw Max Irwin scrambling the ball over the line in the other. Ethan Haywood kicked a near perfect conversion giving us a 10-5 lead with 10 minutes of play remaining.
Bury turned up the pressure, but Woodbridge were resolute. A long clearance to the pacey full back put us on the back foot, and Bury were able to eventually run the ball into the corner and even the scores at 10-10.
Max Irwin collected the man of the match award but could of easily given it to any number of the players. An excellent game of rugby and a great display of the progress being made by our U14’s who were “whitewashed” in the same fixture last year.