OA U7s triumph in Slough

OLD Albanians (OA) U7s took part at the Slough Mini Festival. The large event attracted teams from a host of rugby clubs from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.   OA s festival got off to a good start with a match against Chesham in which OA d

OLD Albanians (OA) U7s took part at the Slough Mini Festival.

The large event attracted teams from a host of rugby clubs from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

OA's festival got off to a good start with a match against Chesham in which OA defended fantastically turning around at half time leading by a score of three tries to two. They eventually ran out winners by six tries to three.

Then OA faced Drifters Rugby club who were a strong team but struggled to match the pace of the OA as they ran out winners by seven tries to three.


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Following the performance against Drifters OA faced Aldermaston and then Bracknell. The Aldermaston game was cut short as the teams were very unmatched with OA running in 12 tries to Aldermaston's one, however the Bracknell game was eagerly awaited by both teams and turned into a fantastic match, with great defence and attack from both sides culminating in an OA's victory by six tries to four.

This led OA to the festival final, once again facing Chesham.

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From the kickoff it was evident that Chesham had put their early defeat behind them and came out determined to win. Both teams played exceptionally well, with very few errors, highlighting the intensity of the match.

Then with the scores at two tries apiece, OA stepped up a gear playing very fast flowing rugby, moving the ball wide and scoring good tries as OA won eight tries to five.

The team - Will, Ryan, Sasha, Jack, Tim, Nick, James, Daniel, Alex and Harry -collected their well earned medals and trophy from the organisers to a huge round of applause from Chesham, showing the level of sportsmanship present in rugby.

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