Sunny day playing with the neighbours
By Ian Walker
Shipston make the short trip to Banbury
The sun shined, making a perfect day for rugby (although it was quite warm in Q4!)
Shipston arrived a few players down, so Banbury provided players to help out - all did a fantastic job (with 8 players switching over during the course of the morning) and with some playing their best rugby of the season so far!
Banbury started well taking the lead with a number of tries in the first two quarters. The pleasing part was the implementation of the scanning, reaction and understanding that we have worked on over the last month or two and alternating between wide and narrow playing channels.
Both Callum and Charlie ran off shoulders, both breaking the line well whilst Talan worked the wing well.
Banbury's support play started to improve, with some good forward performances from Thomas and Dom. Recent joiner Callum S is looking comfortable on the pitch.
Shipston never stopped and fought their way back into the game with a determined performance and some great elusive running.
Special praise from Shipston's coach for the pack, who scrummaged well all day - a real contest at times.
MOM - Aidan.