A strong performance by the Prep School’s Sevens squad earned them the runners-up spot in St Faith’s annual sevens festival.
The boys played five local prep schools in the round-robin format sevens festival.
First up for the squad was Oakham but a mediocre start against this physical opponent led to defeat in the first match. It was a game in which the boys created some great opportunities but too often the ball was dropped.
A much-improved effort in game two saw a solid performance in both attack and defence, which resulted in a comfortable win over Wellingborough.
St Faith’s were the third set of opponents, and another improved effort by the team saw another win.
King’s College School were then next on the rota, and they proved to be the weakest of the opponents to be faced all morning. Despite conceding the first score, the team rattled up several tries to win comfortably.
The final match was against The Perse, who had won all of their previous matches and who played a very physical game indeed. The boys stood up to this well and defended positively alongside launching some pleasing attacks. The Perse scored first but the team held their ground and turned the tables to put them under pressure, which worked, and an equalising try just before half time was much deserved. Continued pressure by Bedford throughout the second half saw the squad take the lead and then protect it.
A great morning of sevens, with four wins, earned the boys a very commendable second place on points difference. Well done boys!