Match Report
Bloxham School 2nd XV vs  Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood
On: Saturday, 11 Nov 2017
Venue: Away

A thoroughly frustrating afternoon which left both coaches and players disappointed with a display that lacked conviction and focus. After arriving late, the team failed to deal with the opposition number 8 and he ran through a fairly hollow defence to score early on. Bloxham hit back with a typically boisterous and maurading run by Captain Price to score down the wing. However, it was a very stop - start effort from the team, and too often the opposition were able to penetrate the back line, with first up tackles being missed. S-P scored a delightful try down the left wing after another run by Price (MoM) but the afternoon was epitomised by an attempt to run the ball from the try line which was knocked on and a try gifted to MT. Plenty to work on the training ground, but two positives saw the scrum work very effectively, and the impressive return of Evans after a seven week lay-off. SDAT