After the physically and emotionally draining Champions Trophy Final on Wednesday, the 1st XV could have been excused for suffering a performance hangover against a dangerous attacking Abingdon side just three days later. However, Bedford produced probably their best performance of the season and systematically dismantled the Abingdon defence with fast flowing and expansive rugby. Their unbeaten season continues into the final game of the season: Stowe at home on Saturday 5 December at 2.30pm.
An evenly contested block fixture meant that results across the board were shared apart from the senior sides who were one more win to the good. The 3rd XV continue their good form but were made to work hard for their win. After just losing out on Thursday to an unbeaten Oundle team, the 4th XV reversed their fortunes with a gritty performance to squeeze out a battling Abingdon side.
The U16s had mixed fortunes. Whilst the U16 A team were running out comfortable winners, the U16C team were on the receiving end of some clinical finishing. The U16D team, who are still in search of their first win of the season, came close in an exciting game. Hopefully they can take confidence from their performance into their last game of the season.
The U15 A team will be disappointed with their loss as they showed signs of fatigue from their round 5 win in the Natwest Cup two days previously. Contrary to this, the U15C team had to produce a good performance to beat a very strong opposition.
Some of the most competitive fixtures of the weekend were seen at U14. A very well matched block came out honours even with two wins a piece.
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