Boro go down fighting despite Toby's jug !
By Paul Johnson
Great performance but Wasps loose 34 - 22 to the league leaders
Playing the league leaders was always going to be a tough shout, but the Wasps boys put in a Stella performance at Acklam Park. With several player shortages in the back line once again the team played with flankers on the wing and in the centre.
Boro scored first when Field Marshall - Toby Tremblett stole the oppositions ball at a shortened line out and broke clear to score. Alnwick responded scoring two good tries of their own.
The tempo of the game was fast and the tackling ferocious, particularly by young back row Jacob Unwin. Boro scored their second try when hooker Elliot Ward , barged his way through several wannabe tacklers to score. This put pressure on the visitors, so much so that they kicked a penalty at goal to extend their lead.
Half time came and went and Alnwick scored another well worked try from their winger almost immediately. However the Wasps boys dug deep once again and from the solid platform at scrum time the Wasps scored their third try of the day when the galloping Field Marshall , resembling some kind of Giraffe on speed, sprinted clear to score in the corner.
Both teams had players yellow carded and in that time, Alnwick scored another two tries to bring their tally up to 5. Still the Wasps were not finished and went after the bonus point for scoring 4 tries. Again after a series of strong runs from the forwards including Jack Wade , the boys forced their way over the whitewash with , you've guessed it, Field Marshall Tremblett being awarded the try.
A great game of rugby played in good spirits and yet another fine advert for the Candy League. Bearing in mind how well Alnwick as a club are doing currently to loose 4 tries to 5 was a great result and shows how difficult the Wasps are to play when teams travel down to the Boro !