Score: Won 36-7
Woodbridge 1st XV travelled to King’s Ely keen to finish their domestic season on a high. There were a number of forced team changes and this gave an opportunity for members of the Under 16 to step up to wear the 1st XV shirt. Calum Andrews opened the account for Woodbridge,bustling through the KSE defence. His powerful and direct running led to a try under the posts. Hugo Kelleway converted for a 0-7 lead. KSE operated their kicking game but the Woodbridge back three worked well on the counter attack. Captain James Bellhouse capitalised upon a quick ruck, after Kieran Saxton side-stepped three defenders, to score in the centre for a 0-12 lead.
In the second half Woodbridge looked confident on the ball and enjoyed plenty of direct running, however one pass wrongly placed gifted an interception score to King’s against the run of the play. 7-12… but Woodbridge rallied immediately and James Brown scored under the posts after punching through the flat-footed King’s defence.
Woodbridge raised the tempo again and Hugo Kelleway ran in from his 22 to score under posts. By this point the game was drifting away from King’s, and Tom Lomas was the next to cross the line and score out wide after powering through the last line of defence.
Now there were gaps everywhere and Hugo Kelleway scored under the posts after a kick, chase and spin out of a final flailing tackle to complete a well-deserved 7-36 victory.
Congratulations to Harry Hobday on his first start and also to debutants Louis Alexander, Ben Harper and Ollie Bacon.
Time now for a Christmas break… with one eye on the next Cup game in the National Plate quarter finals in the new year.
Tries Andrews, Kelleway (2), Brown, Bellhouse, Lomas
Conversions Kelleway (2), Clogg