Cirencester 12 - Bletchley Colts 14
By Tony Rice
Bletchley complete the double on tour
Another glorious day in the west country saw Bletchley Colts take on hosts Cirencester in the final 2019 tour match.
Another very close encounter by two equally match teams again saw Bletchley come out on top by a single conversion!!
The hosts started the brighter...no surprise after the Bletchley players had a night on the town in Bristol ....and were rewarded with first half try to lead 5-0. Bletchley eventually shook off the excesses of the previous night and started to come back into the game and were rewarded with a try by Deran Taylor on the stroke of half time, converted by Albie Read, to make the score 7-5 at HT.
The second half was a hard fought 40 mins with some excellent driving runs from the Bletchley forwards and some fantastic last gasp tackles by the Bletchley wings and fullback. Bletchley were rewarded for their abrasive forward runs when Man of the match Matty Ross dived over for a score which Albie Read converted to take the score to 14-5
Bletchley survived a late scare when the hosts ran in a late converted try to make the scores 14-12 but hung on to take the win.
Another great match with big thanks to Cirencester for their post match hospitality.