Peterborough Under 8s made it three trophies from three consecutive festivals when they came home from Northampton yesterday (Sunday) with the Ernie Dalby memorial Triphy under their belts.
Having finished last season by winning the Shield at Wellingborough and starting this season with success at Ely, they went through the event, hosted by the Northampton Men’s Own club, unbeaten.
“This was our most important, most prestigious and most deserved trophy yet,” said head coach Simon Potter. “We went there with a number of key players missing but still came home with the silverware. Goodness knows what we will be able to achieve if we are ever at full strength!”
Borough beat Brackley, home club Men’s Own, Milton Keynes and S&L Corby as they took their tally of results for the season to 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats from 15 games, to set themselves up nicely for this weekend’s Peterborough Festival.
“We’re going to have to work a lot harder to win this one,” added Potter, “as this year’s Festival boasts the highest calibre field in the event’s history.”
Clubs from six different counties will be coming to Fengate on Sunday with up to 1,000 young rugby players competing in six different age groups. The action gets underway at 10.30am.