Match Report
Reading Blue Coat School Boys-U16A vs  Magdalen College School
On: Saturday, 08 Dec 2018
Venue: at Home

Lost 21-14

scorers; Ollie Bailey, Josh Gawman

conversions Herbert (2)

man of the match: Andrew Perkin

highlights: The electric running from the back 3 providing a counter attacking outlet

backs to the wall defence shutting out Magdalen for long periods

If one game could sum up a season, this was it. Progress this year has been good but the end product was not quite there again. A win may have been against the odds today but it looked likely for periods, with the threat and intelligent kicking from the backs putting pressure on Magdalen who survived scares from Harry Herbert who was millimetres from stretching a lead and a turnover-try on the opposition five missed after play stopped for an injury.

whilst attacking endeavour was high, it didn’t quite click on the day and the 16s became increasingly dependent on defensive effort, which was on the whole, superb. Andrew Perkin, Johnnie Lillie and Tom Watkins leading the way.

thank you to all involved this season. It has been a pleasure