Young guns shine at Swindon 7s & £200 won for CLIC Sargent
An exciting young Godfathers team made the short trip to compete at the Swindon 7s and ended up coming good to win the plate and £200 for CLIC Sargent after winning 5 out of 6 games!
Amongst a stellar field of top 7s teams the Godfathers started off with a physical battle against the Fijian Exiles in a bruising affair the Godfathers had too much class and ended up coming away as 24-0 winners with tries for Jack H, Chop, Jacob U and a great solo effort from Matt Watkins. Game 2 against the Black Mafia saw the boys step it up to record a 40-5 win with the highlight being a doubles from the ever green Chim Gale who streaked home from distance and impressive debutant Will Waddington who looks a great prospect for the future.
With last years winners Sailor Jerry's pulling out the last pool game was a walkover meaning that we qualified as group winners conceding only 1 try in the pool stages.
Awaiting us in the quarter finals were the Fijian heavy Royal Navy Sharks, who had looked like a class outfit in the group stages, despite dominating the early exchanges a couple of uncharacteristic handling errors cost us dearly as turnover led to some soft tries and exposed the lads after a long lay off and an easy pool. Eventually going down by 4 tries to 2.
Defeat meant we entered the pool and faced fellow group winner and class 7s outfit the Warriors. Despite the wet conditions both teams featuring top 7s talent produced a hugely competitive and skilful game with the Godfathers just hanging on for a 17-14 win. With a tough semi negotiated the Godfathers then cut loose against Swindon based outfit the Silverbacks to record a 44-14 win and claim the plate along with a £200 cheque for CLIC Sargent.
This was another hugely encouraging performance from a very young but very talented team with debutants Will W and Rhidian McGuire and Jacob Spence showing their class alongside fellow starlets Jack Hughes and Alex Hayes whilst Ashley Chalk's tireless work at the restarts won him the man of the tournament champagne.