Colts 2019-20

Sudbury Colts 22-14 Woodbridge Warriors Colts

A disappointing end to 2019 with the Colts losing 22:14 to a much improved Sudbury XV.  Woodbridge generally had the better of their opponents yesterday but our hosts defended resolutely and executed perfectly when given the opportunity.    We were dominant in the scrum winning all 15 of ours while also taking 4 of theirs, but game management should of been better, and we could have been more clinical / fortunate in the final 22.  Generally more positives than negatives and a good run out before the festive break, so no complaints.

Forward of the day went to Kai Mangar for some great leg drives in the 2nd half (but also DOTD for his choice of kit!!).  Back of the Day went to Elliott Baskett for some great foraging runs down the left hand side.

On the other pitch, Woodbridge Colts were being represented by Max Irwin and Gabe Newland who both featured in the EC Colts 35:0 demolition of favourites Middlesex.  Many congratulations to you both, a tidy win

Finally, well done to Austin James who featured for the 1st XV in a narrow 10:5 defeat at Beccles, to Leo Brooks who scored his 1st try for the 2nd XV on his way to joint MOTM with Charlie Fulcher, and also a mention to Will “Frohny” Frohn, another ex-Colt, finding his feet in adult rugby helping the 2nds to a comfortable 52:19 win at Harwich.

Have a great festive season everyone.  We are back training on Thursday 2nd January ahead of our 3 week Essex festival beginning with Braintree who visit us at the Barn on the 5th.

Jonathan Brooks

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