Having lost the league to Laleham last year in their final fixture, Buckland were determined to start this campaign strongly and emphasis their dominants over an unsuspecting Echelford team.
After a quick impromptu training session from a parent, Buckland started the game from the center pass, offloading the ball to Hope who pierced through the Echelford defence to score the first try of the match. Bucklands ability was clear from the outset, they quickly turned over the ball and scored their second, shortly followed by a third and fourth.
Buckland’s quick passing and quick feet just proved too much for Echelford, who only managed 3 tries in the first half to Buckland’s 11.
The second half continued much in the same way the first ended with Buckland winning possession of the ball and running in several quick tries. Buckland’s defensive and offensive play were both superb, and just too much to handle for Echelford. Buckland ran in another 10 tries in the second half to Echelford’s 3.
The final score 89 – 18.
It was truly a brilliant team performance with 8 different players scoring tries. Hope continued her defence of top point’s scorer with an emphatic 55 points. Noah, the orchestrator for most of the match scored 2 along with Kye and Maxim. Aimee, Layla and Jacob all ran in one a piece.
A fantastic start to the season. I suspect there will be a lot more success stories to write about in the coming months.