Tring 1s 11 v 28 Rochford Hundred
In our first match with Rochford, Tring came 2nd to a very strong side. There were some familiar faces in their team as we have played Southend previously and there were some faces we knew from other clubs.
Rochford were very strong up front and took the game to Tring almost exclusively through their forwards in an intentional game plan so it was difficult to tell if they possessed pace and guile out wide. Rochford will certainly be up there at the business end of the season barring a run of injuries as interestingly our 2s beat their 2s.
Tring stuck to their task well and although disappointed with the result we can look forward positively to next week at home to Bedford.
MoM - Nick Radley
Tring 2s 43 v 29 Rochford 2s
Tring 2s 43 - 29 Rochford Hundred 2s - With the lead having changed hands several times before being level at 29-29 on 70 mins, Tring sealed the win with 2 impressive tries in the last 10 of a good match. MOM was James Osmond for his exceptional work rate in both attack and defence, with other notable performances from Archie James and Hamish Michie.
MoM - James Osmond
Tring 3s 19 v 19 OA’s 3’s
The 3’s also had their first match of the season which proved a tough test for the experimental 17 on the team sheet, coming up against an OA’s team with at least 15 replacements to utilise. OA’s drew first blood as they managed to drive over the Tring line. Tring replied with a breakaway try from Matt Boswell, who ran the length of the pitch like a Mustang off the forecourt. OA’s then took a strong lead with two converted tries. Tring found character within them to come back through tries from Gareth Haywood powering through their defensive line after some immense pressure, followed by some good build up play leading to Tommy Ward running in a beautiful try with pace and footwork. Kicking from Dan Boniface completed the comeback for the final result to be 19-19, making sure a resourceful Tring team did not leave completely empty handed. The 3rd/4th team look forward to the season ahead.
MoM – Martin Beddall, who enjoyed his new role as scrum half.