Cantabs win against Shelford in Cambs Cup

The 2nd XV hosted local rivals Shelford 3rds in the Cambridgeshire RFU Intermediate Cup, and went through to the next round with a four tries to three victory, Final score 23 - 15.

We saw a rare try in the corner from the silver fox James Robertson. Flankers Will Rix and Harry Hill looked very promising; but my man of the match was No 8, Ollie Dakin, who rampaged through the Shelford defence on more occasions than I could count. Throughout the Cantabs pack was well on top and dominated the scrums. Also good to see Charlie Searle back enjoying his rugby after a long break for injury; one jinking run around four flapping Peacck defenders was a true blast from the past. Shelford to their credit, continued to fight well to the end, and scored a late try to finish on a positive note.

The game was played in the right spirit and was a credit to both Clubs

1 Shane Rea, 2 Charles Searle, 3 Ryan Moclair, 4 Mike Cox, 5 George Griffiths,

6 Will Rix, 7 Harry Hill, 8 Ollie Dakin, 9 Gary Nightingale (capt), 10 Jack Holland,

11 Brenton Dart, 12 Dan Reed, 13 James Robertson, 14 Florian Duchatel, 15 Ben Fawkes,

16 Bailey Heedick, 17 Tom Heaver, 18 Chris Day.