Under 15s RugbyPosted on: 09/03/2018
After their success in the shield competition as under 14s Barton Court were seeded for the Cup competition a year later as under 15s. This placed Barton Court in the established schools category and meant they would be playing against the top rugby schools from Kent.
Barton Court were given a tough group with last season’s 7 a side Cup runners up Ravenswood, 15 a side trophy winners Skinners, independent and boarding schools Colfe’s and Cranbrook, and St Olaves, a school who have recently made it to the final of the National Cup.
In a group where every game was competitive and anyone seemed capable of beating anyone, Barton Court got off to an excellent start by beating Colfe’s 26-12. Following this, Barton Court were on the wrong end of some very close matches against Skinners, Cranbrook and St Olaves, requiring a win in their last match to stand any chance of progressing to the quarter finals. Barton Court saved their best performance until last, winning 22-15 against Ravenswood with two excellent second half tries, meaning they finished third in their group overall.
Barton Court were then compared to Langley Park and Simon Langton as the 3rd placed teams from each group, with the top two of these given quarter final places. Unfortunately, although Barton Court scored 11 tries compared to Langley Park’s 9, Langley Park took the final quarter final spot with an average try per game ratio of 2.25 compared to Barton Court’s 2.2.
The boys performed exceptionally well throughout the day and should be very proud of their efforts. Other members of staff and coaches were very complimentary of the boys performances throughout the day, particularly as this is only the second year Barton Court have been involved in such established competitions.
Next up is the under 13s at Sir Joseph Williamson’s Maths School on the 15th.