Final Flourish 10.02.14

The 1st XV completed its best season since 2002 with a hard-fought victory against Old Swinford’s Hospital School at Quorn on 8th February.

A very strong wind whipped across the field making both passing and kicking something of a lottery, but a very composed first half performance saw Loughborough score two tries and go into half time ahead by 12 points to 0.  After a scoreless first quarter, a superb driving maul, about which the visitors could do nothing, led to Ben Cooke touching down to put LGS ahead.  Stout defence was then needed as the opponents stepped up the pace.  Slowly but surely Loughborough advanced the ball downfield resulting in a superb individual try from scrum half Chris Stevens, this time under the posts.  The conversion was added giving the home side a fairly comfortable cushion under the conditions.  As the wind increased, playing any sort of attractive rugby was impossible, but showing great fortitude LGS held out, allowing its line to be crossed just once.

So, a very successful season came to an end and fittingly the departing Year 13s were cheered off the field by their younger teammates.