Match Report
Austin Friars Boys-U18A vs  Giggleswick School
On: Saturday, 12 Nov 2016
Venue: at Home

The 1st XV match against Giggleswick showed our determination and the class which had been missing from the previous fixture. We started in positive fashion and our opponents seemed surprised by our defensive line and the size of the tackles which were thrown at the Giggleswick attack. Our bigger opponents sent waves of hard runners off 9 and 10 in the hope of breaking through, however, as usual, the Friars defence remained strong.

Joe Connelly was sent under the posts to score the first try, which was converted by Kyle Ryder whose kicking was exceptional all game. Giggleswick also scored in the first half but failed to convert so the score at half time was 7 - 5.

After the break, Matthew Boustead managed to run in two more tries, one of which was converted. Giggleswick also scored which was converted, bringing them within a converted try of winning. The 1st XV gave their all right up until the final whistle and secured a good win 19 - 12.