Shelford 5 vs Cambourne, 2017/18

Shelford 5 - 31:33 - Cambourne Exiles

Cambourne travelled to Shelford to play against a team that had not lost all season. The Exiles, now being coached by Chris Wallis, had come with a new style of play. As the team arrived, the well-drilled Shelford side were already out on their new 3G pitch warming up and looking very determined to continue their unbeaten run.

The game started with Cambourne putting Shelford straight on the back foot and to their surprise and shock, Russel Whithey scored a try which was converted by Lee Cook. The afternoon continued with good end-to-end Rugby, with the first half score closing at 14-19 to Cambourne.

The second half started with the Shelford Captain becoming frustrated as he was being dominated by Cambournes tight Head prop James Tully. His frustration lead to him arguing with the referee and spent 10 minuets in the sin bin. Cambourne took full advantage of this and went two tries ahead. Lee Cooke scoring two quick tries however he only managed to convert one.

The return of the Shelford Captain reinvigorated his team. They came at Cambourne hard, scoring two tries both of which were converted, putting Shelford ahead for the first time in the game.

Clive Lees suddenly out of nowhere burst out of a pile of bodies and bull-dozed his way down the pitch. With several of the Shelford players hanging off and bouncing off him. The resulting try was converted. This was followed by a spark of genius from the Cambourne Captain. Ryan Cox dodged through gaps in a disorganised defence scoring a fabulous try. The conversion put Cambourne 2 points ahead.

For the last 5 minutes of the game Shelford threw body after body at a stone wall of Cambourne defence. The final whistle was blown and Cambourne had done the seemingly impossible and beat Shelford. Final score 31 Shelford v Cambourne 33

Man of the Match this week was Nic Beal for his selfless hard work from the back row all over the pitch.

Tries : Clive Lees, Russel Withey, Lee Cook 2, Ryan Cox

Conv : Lee Cook 4.

Report - Chris Wallis