Cambourne Exiles vs Shelford 4, 2016/17

Cambourne Exiles : 82 - 26 : Shelford 4

Cambourne Exiles finished the season with a massive, never-before-achieved, win over one of our toughest rivals Shelford Fours. Having a good mixture of youth and shall we say experienced players told the story of the game.

From the start it was clear that Cambourne were going for broke to finish the season on a high. Throughout both halves, Shelfords try line was under pressure from the back row of the Cambourne scrum that were dominating the pitch. Chris Wallis at 6, Ryan Cox at 7 (Man of the match) and Josh Cox (Captain) at 8 combination could not have worked better with try after try coming from their hard work all over the pitch.

Cambourne saw a comeback to form from the mountain Andrew Soer crashing over the game line and setting up phases of play for the backline to play from. Keith Robinsons' newly found form at 9 created the link between the forwards and backs, which found the defence of Shelford being hammered time and time again.

Shelfords defence at times was stoic but it had to be or Cambourne would have come away with an even more monumental score. The Russel Withey and Harry Mills link up at 10 and 12 was strong and saw Harry securing himself the top try scorer of this season. Harry and his girlfriend Abigail are off travelling the world during the off season. The Exiles hope they have an excellent and safe trip.

A Massive Final Score of Cambourne Exiles 82 : Shelford 4ths 26.

A big Thank You to the Exiles Head coach Mickey Woolfe. His training this season has helped develop all of our players, new and experienced, in all areas of the game - possession / recycling / offloading and passing the ball down the back line.

Also a big Thank You goes to Josh Cox who steps down as Captain this year, for his leadership for the last two years. His Captaincy has seen Cambourne go from strength to strength.

If you would like to Join Cambourne Rugby We train beside the all-weather pitch every Thursday night at 6:45pm. No matter what your ability or experience, everyone is very welcome.

During the off season we play touch rugby come along and have fun, keep fit and make some new friends. If you are interested, why not visit our web site ( and leave a message.

Report - Chris Wallis

Photos - Neil Ingham