A team representing city sportswear firm Krusada finished runners-up in a top quality sevens tournament at the weekend.
Krusada Knights took part in the Elite section of the Milton Keynes national sevens and lost out at the end of a hard day to Apache Braves, a side they actually beat in the group stages of the competition.
Krusada boss Paul Cullington, who put the side together, said: “The standard was really high and to make the final was a big achievement. And to beat tournament favourites Apache Braves, who play in tournaments all over the world, in our first game was fantastic.”
The Knights team was made up of players from National League One, Two and Three clubs and included local foursome Reggie Reid ,Harry Winch, Wes Cope and Adam Peel.
After an opening 12-5 win against Apache, Lions also won their next three games to reach the final unbeaten and face Apache again.
But by the time the decider arrived, Krusada had lost skipper Cope because of work commitments and speed merchant Reid to injury, and to beat the Braves again proved too big an ask.