Andover U13 v Tadley U13
In their first ever competitive fixture in the youth section after graduating from mini /midi rugby, Barber Lounge sponsored Andover could have been forgiven for taking time to adjust to the new 12 a side format and bigger pitches.
If that was the script the young All Blacks never read it as they simply relished in the extra space, to play some fantastic rugby for such young lads.
Andover now have a big squad and used every one of them to run a brave Tadley team ragged although the visitors did add a neat try of their own late on.
There were tries for the excellent Dan Beard (4), Sean Higgins (3), Jake Harwood (2), Hamish Janaway (2), Ed Bilborough (2) and Chris ‘CJ’ Feirn.
After the game the ever improving Jack Cox and Janaway were named the dual men of the match, whilst Feirn, Dean Smith, Sam Crofts and the all action Bryn Waite were singled out for their excellent performances in the loose.
In a final act of the day after the boys were presented with their new club ties, Coach Andy Waite named Sean Higgins as the team captain for the coming season.