Woodbridge Under 17s started the game just as they would have wished in their opening fixture: after early exchanges an interception on the Wymondham 22 allowed centre Oli Waldron to coast over with Saxon Gallo converting for a 7-0 lead. However, Wymondham rallied strongly, and after a lengthy spell of balanced play, exerted enough pressure to create the opening for an equalising try, quickly followed by another thanks to an inspired 80m breakaway by their talented fly half. 7-12 and all to play for. On came Chisom Oguamanam, and immediately he was running wide to create the opening taken on by James Owens to Alex Evans Lombe and Oli Bacon before Dominic Ellice-Freeman put Chisom away into the corner. 12-12!
The balance swung again almost immediately: Wymondham capitalised on a loose ball, and scored under the posts… 12-19; Woodbridge fought back with equal promptness and tenacity: and Oli Waldron broke free to feed Harry Hobday’s touchdown, Saxon Gallo converting for 19-19.
In a breathless finale Woodbridge were unlucky not to secure the win, in the end settling for a draw which reflected well on both teams. However there was much to be proud of in many aspects of the game. Man of the match was Oli Waldron, and special mention goes to Chisom Oguamanam for scoring on his debut.
Meanwhile the under fifteens came back strongly to win their second half against Wymondham with two unopposed tries, although our boys had to concede defeat overall.