Happy Harps crowned county champs

Herts County Cup Final Harpenden 28 Old Albanians 7 National champions Harpenden Under 17s finished their great season in style as they won the Herts County Cup Final against local rivals Old Albanians. OAs had generously agreed to postponing the final

Herts County Cup Final

Harpenden 28 Old Albanians 7

National champions Harpenden Under 17s finished their great season in style as they won the Herts County Cup Final against local rivals Old Albanians.

OAs had generously agreed to postponing the final until the conclusion of Harps' National Cup commitments.


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The first score went to OAs within the first 10 minutes when a good chase from a long kick by the backs paid off with a converted try. Harps gradually got into the match and, after 20 minutes, Louis Gabriel finished off a move by bundling over from 10 metres for a converted try.

Harps continued to put pressure on OAs and were awarded a penalty try for a high tackle. Owen Farrell slotted his second conversion to make it 14-7 at half time.

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OAs never really threatened in the second half as Harps were able to make use of their strong bench and they scored two unanswered tries in the second half. The first came when Louis Gabriel finished off a great team move to score a converted try next to the posts and the second came when David Arbuthnott pounced on a loose ball to run in from 35 metres out for a final score of 28-7 to Harps.

The latest success was a fitting way for the squad to finish their Harpenden age-group rugby before moving on to become colts players.

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