Match Report
Reading Blue Coat School 1st XV vs  Shiplake College
On: Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017
Venue: at Home

A close encounter against our biggest rivals of the season. We scored first through Will Dexter, kicking a penalty in front of the posts. Shiplake replied straight away with a try of their own through a scrambled defence and well worked try, 3-5 at half time. Will Dexter again scored another penalty to put us back in the lead at 6-5. This didn't last long as we failed to pick up on Shiplakes game plan and they scored another try under the posts to make it 6-12. We then played most of the 2nd half in Shiplakes half and eventually got over the try with a well worked driving maul from a lineout set up Josh Smart to score, with Will Dexter getting the conversion to make 13-12. 3 minutes left on the clock and unfortunately we could not hold Shiplake out and they scored in the last play of the game. A disappointing result which I know the players will bounce back from.