Chargers once again donned their ‘angry black’ kit and headed to Oxford, to defend their Bonfire Touch Tournament title.
A tough group lay ahead, putting us against 3 NTS teams in the early stages, Cambridge, Hot Custard and Galaxy were the ones to look out for.
After a couple of games against new Touch sides, and trialling players in new positions, coach Ben Powell got the team ready for the ones that counted, our aim, top the group!
8-1 Loughborough Uni
2-2 Hot Custard
Stage 1 – Achieved.
Up next, against our friends and hosts Oxford. A good paced game ensued and Chargers came out on top.
After playing HC in the groups stages, and drawing 2-2, chargers knew what they had to do, and headed out there, to do just that!
Going 1-0 and then 2-0 up in the 1st half, Chargers were on a roll and working hard. A couple of ‘unlucky’ decisions went their way and the final score was 2-2…. drop off time!
Fresh from their drop off win at the NTS finals weekend, Chargers were ready! Losing the crucial ‘rock, paper, scissors’ at the start of the game, allowed HC to tap off, after around 4/5 sets of line attack on the Chargers scoreline, they eventually found a chink in the armour and scored.
Right to reply? And reply we did!
A set play from the tap-off, saw Chargers touch down, to make it 3-3.
The teams were 3v3 and energy was sapped from both squads. After numerous switches and umpteen A’s, Chargers found the line to be crowned 4-3 Winners.
A great day and a great way to end the season!
- Gregg Cropper
- Jonny Acheson
- Simon Whitnall
- Ben Smith
- Zack Romanu
- Phil Heselwood
- Cathy Spencer
- Beckie Yousefian
- Pam Tomlinson
- Sarah Lydon
- Leanne Simm
- Liana Leota