OAs score final place with dramatic late show

PUBLISHED: 17:26 03 April 2008 | UPDATED: 13:08 06 May 2010

The OAs performed well at Saracens

The OAs performed well at Saracens

SCORING the last try of a closely fought match ensured that OA Under 17s marched through to the county cup final following a dramatic semi final against Hertford. Victor Stairmand scored one try for OAs and was impeded as he raced in for a second l

SCORING the last try of a closely fought match ensured that OA Under 17s marched through to the county cup final following a dramatic semi final against Hertford.

Victor Stairmand scored one try for OAs and was impeded as he raced in for a second, which lead to a converted penalty try being awarded.

Hertford responded to move ahead 22-12 with the final whistle fast approaching but OAs hit back. Charles Reed and Fielding Colfer took the score to 22-22 at full time.

OA Under 17s went through to the county cup final by virtue of having scored the last try.

In rugby minis, Welwyn hosted OA Under 8s Oranges and Harpenden for the John Gray Memorial Cup.

OAs' first game against Harpenden ended 9-9 with the dramatic clash played in muddy conditions. Ned Robinson scored a blistering try after half time and Tom Barrett and William Thomson also scored for OAs.

The second match against Welwyn was won by OAs 4-3, with tries by Magnus Morgan, Thomas Savrimoothoo, James Jarman and Hayden Kemp Robertson.

Harpenden beat Welwyn 4-2 in the deciding game and ended up overall winners on try difference.

At Woollams, the OA Under 8 Blues and Yellows hosted teams from Welwyn and Tring. The Blues recorded a hard-fought 10-6 win over Welwyn Cs, followed by a 9-5 victory over Tring Cs and then a 9-6 win against the Yellows. Richard Upton received the Player of the Week award. OA Yellows experienced mixed fortunes, beating Tring 9-7 but succumbing to a dogged Welwyn display to lose 8-6. Player of the Week awards went to James Burgess Adams in the Reds, Jack Shepherd in the Greens and Jack Millar in the Yellows.

Two OA Under 8s squads were in action at half time in the Saracens v Leeds Guinness Premiership game at Vicarage Road.

Inspired by the crowd of almost 6,000 the Oranges squad to beat Hitchin 3-1. Great individual tries were scored by Tom Barrett, Thomas Savrimoothoo and James Jarman.

The other OAs squad had a convincing 6-0 victory over Watford. Jack Turnbull and Niall Walsh chipped in with tries but Alex Powdrell stole the show with an incredible four tries.

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