Middlesbrough 36 Firwood Waterloo 39Wow what a game at Le Parc du Acklam, the rains finally cleared and both teams played their part in a Humdinger of a match. 4 minutes in and Boro open the scoring with a strongly driven maul from a line out, please let me know who scored and I’ll amend this post, Charlie Bourne kicked the conversion 7-0 Loo came back after the kick off and after sustained pressure they scored out wide a fantastic conversion made it 7-7 A big hit in the centres from skipper Pete Homan was deemed to have lifted the player off his feet and the penalty gave the visitors 3 points 7-10 A good scrum from Boro allowed the ball to be moved along the backs to Jack McPhillips who took the tackle before feeding to Harry Bryce who put the after burners on to score, con was added 14-10 Brycies on Fire your Defence is Terrified. This appeared to fire up Loo who scored 2 tries in quick succession 14-22 Good pressure from Boro resulted in a scrum the ball was taken on by Pete and the next phase by Myles Colvin, Loo are offside and the pen is kicked to the corner, Finlay Magowan catches the ball and they’re off for another driving maul allowing Joe Sawdon to score Charlie Bourne kicks the extras 21-22 We score they score continues and Loo score 21-29 but on the stroke of half time Charlie Bourne kicks a penalty HT 24-29 Just checked my notes from yesterday and at this point I thought my fingers were going to fall off with all the Whatsapping The 2nd stanza opened with a yellow card for Loo No8 collapsing the maul. from the lineout Boro score another try after a driving maul Joe Sawdon touches down, though I must say the forwards were assisted by the backs timing it perfectly to join in the drive 29 all Loo on the attack and they eventually scored out wide with the Home team just running out of defenders 24-36 More good play from the Boro and Man of the Match Matthew Marsay scores in the corner. Charlie Bourne kicks a very difficult conversion which bounces off the crossbar and goes over all square 36 all Waterloo kick a penalty to retake the lead 36-39 Try as they might The Mighty Boro could not force another score and the game finished Middlesbrough RUFC 36 Firwood Waterloo 39 A fantastic match with both sides giving their everything Big thanks must go to Referee Liam Rogers who played his part in such an amazing game. Massive thanks as well to see so many supporters attending, including our friends from Redcar RUFC who came to support the lads especially Harry Bryce who has links to their club thru his Dad and Uncle. What a Day, What a Game, What a Team but most importantly of all WHAT A CLUB #UTB Forgot to mention a Barnstorming run from Lyno the Rhino, Adam Nolson told me I must. Josh Lynas you must be in the running for Player of the Year my friend you have been Mr Consistency throughout the season.