The combined Woodleigh and Bramcote were victorious at the Terrington 7s on Wednesday. Needing to win 1 match at least to qualify for the Shield competition, the boys defeated Mount St Mary’s in a nervy affair. In a difficult group, a strong 1st half performance was ruined by poor tackling against Sedbergh whilst power and pace proved too much against Easingwold. The crunch match with Mount St Marys followed and tries from Selvey, W. Bradley and Kidger ensured Woodleigh’s progression despite one more group game left. The final group game was with Merchiston, who had already won the group and therefore with both sides not wanting to risk injury, a rather less intense game was contested with Merchiston coming out on top.
The Shield Semi-Final followed against St Olaves B and a 15-5 victory was achieved with tries from Donaghy, Selvey & Kidger.
Ryedale awaited the winners and the first play of the game resulted in a Ryedale try. However, Woodleigh fought their way back into the game and led at half time 7-5. A further converted try was scored before Ryedale hit back with another unconverted effort. However, Woodleigh held on to finish the rugby season in great style!
A great day for the boys and an especially good day who were playing their final matches for the school!