Match Report
Reading Blue Coat School Boys-U16A vs  Magdalen College School
On: Wednesday, 13 Sep 2023
Venue: Away

U16As 40 Vs MCS 17

Try scorers: Awbery, Arnold, Main, Emerson, Clarke

Player of the Match: Ollie Arnold

A game of 3rds. The boys started with a great level of intensity and despite an early score by MCS the machine was soon purring along with Main and Arnold scoring after some excellent passages of play. The offloading and shapes were working well putting Clarke under the post from a well worked set piece move; but what became most impressive was the defensive line speed. Post half time though a lapse in concentration and effort allowed MCS to score two tries of their own. With the game in the balance Charles Delhoye pulled out some unbelievable skill via an out the back pass for Awbury who started the fight back. Main and Arnold combined combined once again to put Emerson away who showed good gas to finish off a long run home to seal the victory. Despite the strong score line, this was a performance with lots of holes in. However the work in pre-season was paying dividends and the boys were playing some really nice rugby in parts.