"Bensley's 'all-stars' kick the game off resplendent in blue and Elliots 'Barbarians' return the ball as if riding on white chargers and are soon piling the pressure on. Josh Fenn does a good impression of Bambi on an ice-ring and skitters to a halt 5 yards from the blue's posts but Spencer saves his blushes and punches over after the ball is re-circulated wide on the left. The conversion is missed and the blues restart but the whites are soon back in their faces and from a scrum Spencer works a neat '8' move and puts Sam Connelly in on the blind-side. Again the conversion is missed and the blues restart and this time manage to pen the whites back into their '22'. A kick to exit initially looks good but Heikel fields it well for the blues and puts Joe in wide on the left. Again the conversion goes astray and 'Macca' blows the whistle for half-time with the score set at 'Whites 10 - 5 Blues'.
Messrs Bensley and Elliot go to work on their charges and as the whites restart it's the blues that take the upper-hand with a try out wide on the left, the conversion follows the pattern of the first-half and falls short. Whites restart again and it's 'evens stevens' for a long period until Finn eventually burrows forward in the tight and goes over for the blues. Again the position is wide and the crowd can't make out whether the conversion fails because of the heckling coming out of 'Millwall corner' or the local rule that the try-scorer must take the conversion?! Whites restart, push the Blues back and turn the ball over. They then start to probe the blue defence with Sam Connelly rounding the back-line and having the audacity to score near the posts. This time the conversion goes over and the blues vow revenge. From the re-start the blues win the ball and smash the whites backwards whose forwards having made good yardage early on are starting to wane. Bensley can sense victory and is rubbing his hands together eagerly as the ball inches towards the line whilst Elliot is wringing his hands together, tongue lashing the whites and planing some evil fitness drills for the New Year when the whites shepherd the ball into touch just short of the tryline. Greg call's 'last play' and from the resulting line-out the blue onslaught starts again with the whites defending in heroic fashion when somehow the ball get's kicked, takes a ricochet and ends up in Sam Connelly's hands who returns the ball 95 Yards despite a brave tap tackle from Alex. On scoring, Sam is overcome with exhaustion and hands over kicking duties to Fraser, but true to form the conversion falls short. Greg does the honourable thing and blows up for full-time with the score Elliots 'all-stars' (white) 22 - 15 Bensleys 'Barbarians' (blue).
Many thanks form all the supporters for a very enjoyable game and it was good to see some promising debutantes and some familiar faces returning. Looking forward to 2017!"
Quilter Kids First Champions winner – April: Burton RFC