Colts Gloucester Cup run ends in semi-final defeat
By Jonathan Boxall
Colts lose to impressive Matson
We expected a tough 'day at the office' against what we assumed would be a very physical Matson side. However, we were fairly beaten by strong, skillful and well drilled team who well deserved their victory.
The match started disastrously for the Colts when we failed to take their kick-off and a wicked bounce straight in to the hands of their strong running left wing led to a try under the posts. 7-0 with as many seconds on the clock! Matson scored again quickly, and the writing was on the wall, with their defence fairly easily holding our disjointed attack. We looked pretty rattled!
To our credit, we then came back in to the game and it would be fair to say we were the stronger side in the middle third of the match. However Matson again picked up for the run in to full time and 2 late tries made the score a little more one sided than it felt. But we had no complaints - Matson were clearly the better side and it was an enjoyable game played in an enjoyable atmosphere.
** Matson went on to win in the final **