Author Archives: Mike Crisp

Cheltenham Saracens 20 v 20 Gloucester Old Boys

This weeks fixture saw the Sarries travel down the golden valley to local rivals Old Boys, with both sides sitting mid table of Glos 1 and the sun shinning at the Horton Rd club it was all the right ingredients for a good game. The early exchanges of the game saw some good forward work from both sides but it was the Sarries who were looking the most dangerous with 17 year old fly half Paul Miles pulling the strings and putting his side into the Old Boys half with some accurate kicking and it wasn`t long before the constant pressure paid off and after several drives from Scott Rowe and Dave Fitzharis The Old boys strayed off side and Miles slotted the penalty giving the Sarries the perfect start. This however spurred the Old Boys into life and there hard grafting forwards applying lots of pressure in the scrum were rewarded with the first try of the game after a quick tap penalty taken by the scrum half he managed to find the smallest of holes in the Sarries defensive line to scramble over the line. Continue reading

Spartans II 0 v 24 Cheltenham Saracens

Saracens second string remained top if the league with a comfortable win over former giants Spartans.

The Sarries came out of the blocks fast a searing break by Paul Hewitt saw him blast past several tacklers to score. Ten minutes later former first team out side half saw a gap and strode over to score he added the extras. A third try was added before the break as Connor powered over. Half time 17-0.

The second half the Spartans played with great heart into the wind and limited the Sarries to one further try from Hewitt. The last 10 minutes Spartans dominated and it took a brilliant try saving tackle from Connor to stop their Spartans full back in full flight. Try as they might they couldn’t break down the Sarries defence.

Next week sees the league leaders travel to second place team Stow, when better rucking and more composure will be needed.

Writers Man of the Match Paul Hewitt

Cheltenham Saracens 3s 72 v Brean 2s

The sarries started off with all the play and trys were at a plenty with good forward drives and outstanding backs play with the exceptional Dan Hammond running in a first half hat trick. Paul Crombie added 2 of his own and big rejuvenated Mark Waring powering over for his first try for the club, surely plenty more in the locker.With Brad Harris kicking numerous conversations the points were clocking up, this lad Harris is growing in confidence game after game. Brean replied late in the first half with a try well worked through an experienced pack, allowing their skipper to score. Continue reading

Tribute game for Major Rich Angove

Please don’t forget the tribute game for major rich angove at civil service this Sunday. All people who expressed interest in playing please meet at services ground for 11.15am for approx 12.30 k.o. I would appreciate a small match fee (donation) for the chosen charities prior to getting changed.

Service have organised a raffle, marquee and food for this event so please feel free to bring family and friends. For details on raffle prizes etc go to the civil service rfc site on pitchero!

I will remind everyone again prior to games on saturday, many thanks in advance.

Russ

TOUR 2012 – Magaluf

Boys – Rugby Tour this season will be on 18th May…

Need £150 deeps in next few weeks so we can book the flights. It will be Friday to Monday.

Prob going to be £275 each. More news on sat but please get money in ASAP.