Match Report
Sherborne School Boys-U18D vs  Marlborough College
On: Thursday, 14 Nov 2019
Venue: at Home

Marlborough the return match has been hotly anticipated this week, with Coach Smith even agreeing for the 1st XV to come along and see how real rugby is done.

This week there were no pre-match frivolities from the Gentlemen who instead decided to warm up before the match and work on some set-moves. Shock – horror.

Now buoyed by a good few wins, the Gentlemen played hard from the off today with Iggy Rivero-Anglada running in our first try within minutes of kick off, only to shortly be matched by a now typical Ludo ‘Dasher’ Davies try, in combination with Charles ‘Boots’ Stagnetto slotting another two points in his oh so familiar style. The Gentlemen were on a roll, Marlborough were on the back foot, and the spectating 1st XV aghast at the spectacle before them.

The first half continued with a series of crashing tries from Hugo ‘The Mouth’ Dalley and Harry ‘Macca’ Macintosh. A massive team effort of laying bodies on the line by one and all saw the Gentlemen take a comfortable lead.

Marlborough managed to respond with a well run in try as the Gentlemen began to flag around the half time mark. A well deserved and hard won try against Sherborne’s finest who were defending brilliantly.

The second half of the match saw another huge effort from the Gentlemen, fighting on gallantly against an opposition who simply didn’t give in. However, it wasn’t long before Dasher Davies made an epic full pitch (give or take a few metres) run with every member of the 1st XV screaming their support – never have you seen anyone run with such determination! Resulting in a beautiful try. A few minutes later James ‘Mad Dog’ Barker smashed home a strongly challenged try.

Without a shadow of doubt the highlight of the match was Will ‘Smasher’ Cockrell who put in an amazing tackle on an opposition player who had carried the ball over our try line, hitting him with such force he was carried back onto the pitch and into touch. Later, Mr Smith (Director of Rugby) said it was quite possibly the best tackle he had ever seen in schoolboy rugby. High praise indeed.

Another brilliant outing by the Gentlemen, who are undoubtedly on a roll. Bring on Taunton!

Final score: 38-12