|Date||15 April 2018|
|Venue||180 Green Dragon Ln, London N21 1EP|
|Result||L 30 - 60|
As expected, Old Grammarians gave us a hard game, which really broke down into three parts.
For the opening ten minutes, Bank had their traditional slow start and leaked 4 tries, most of them pretty easy. First up tackles were going in too high or not at all. In the back end of the first half, the boys got back into the game and scored 2 tries of their own, and while they conceded another 4 it was a much more positive performance.
In the second half, with OGs rotating their side, and fired up by a half time pep talk, we stepped up our game considerably, with the eventual scoreline 12 tries to 6 after a couple of excellent late tries from OG.
Considering that by that point we had several walking wounded on the pitch, it was a much more creditable performance. Well done to the squad for sticking at it under a lot of pressure, and shout outs for Maneesh, who really made an impact, Seb, who took a couple of great interceptions leading to tries, Ed, who played intelligently throughout, straightening the line and making some brave tackles, Bally, who really threw himself into his carrying and Kacper, who got really stuck in both in the scrum and in defence.