Saturday, November 22, 2008

Fine Play

The rugby football proved an exhilarating thrill last evening. The Gloucester club – an outfit I continue to favour – produced a master class in attacking sport; tremendous running lines, snappy passin’ o’ the leather egg and wondrous sprinting skills combined to dispatch a faintly disappointing Bristol team by a decent 39-10 scoreline. The city club scored five tries and at least two were of the highest class. Thoroughbred full back, Oliver ‘Olly’ Morgan galloped home majestically in the first half, sidestepping through tackles and bamboozling many a defender before joyously reaching the tump-end whitewash. The finest touchdown was possibly the yeoman Buxton’s second of a deserved brace which was a team effort of bewitching quality as clever running lines created an overlap that the Cheltenham-born stalwart finished off with merriment. A new star was born last evening; youthful David ‘Dave’ Lewis, a teenager, wore the fabled nine shirt with expertise. He produced smashing ball for the Gloucester backs and ran and sniped with cunning and ambition. He’ll go far. All the lads played well though. Hurrah.

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