17 Sep 2015

Witham Colts A win Worksop Festival


Witham Hall 40-15 St Hugh’s

Witham Hall 45-15 Ranby House

Final: Witham Hall 25-25 St Hugh’s / Ranby Mix  (Witham win on matches won)


The Colts A got their season off to a very impressive start by winning the annual Worksop College Prep School Festival. In our first game we played St Hugh’s and after a slow start we took control of the match, keeping the ball alive in contact and rucking well. In our second match we played a physical Ranby side. What was most pleasing to observe, was the way the boys started the game, scoring a couple of impressive team tries. The boys had also started to communicate a lot more with each other which in turn led to an improved performance from the previous game. With two wins from two, the Colts A team were in the final against a mixed St Hugh’s / Ranby side. In what was a very close match, the Colts managed to score in the dying seconds of the game to level the score at 25-25 and win the tournament on matches won. An impressive start boys - but plenty more work to do! A big thank you must go to all the parents who came to support the boys throughout.

Witham Colts A loses v Spratton Hall




In their second fixture of the season the Colts A came up against a strong Spratton Hall side with a couple of very talented players. A lacklustre start by Witham led to Spratton Hall soon finding themselves 20-0 to the good. Pleasingly in the second half, the boys turned things around after a stern talking to from Mr Wills and started to play some super rugby. Edward Dickens, Oliver Allport, Felix Starkey and Joseph Atkinson all scored well worked tries thanks to some excellent ball retention, with every single member of the Colts A rucking incredibly well. Spratton responded strongly and scored a couple of excellent solo tries to finish the game off however, the boys showed an enormous amount of character in the second half and this will put them in good stead as the season progresses.