Thursdays first match was between CoB Junior B’s and Taunton Juniors. Last season, what is now the Junior A team, thrashed an undermanned Taunton team 24 -5. The Junior A team have now moved on to League 1 and so it was down to the Junior B’s to take an older and more complete Taunton team. With the relative youth and inexperience of the Junior B team, a closer contest was expected.
That is exactly how it started out. Both teams defences proving excellent. With some good turn overs and blocks by both sides, the match swung from end to end. For all money, this looked like it was going to be a close and physical contest. The stalemate continued until finally, four minutes into the game, Will broke the deadlock. From that point on, Bristol charged away from their opposition to take the game 19-3.
What is remarkable about this result is how far the Junior B’s have improved in just three games. The team work amongst this young side was exceptional. From debutants Hannah and Max P right through to the goal scoring machine, Will, they all worked really hard for each other. A special mention should go to Will who was unstoppable on the night, ending the game with 11 goals. There were also goals by Jonathan (3), Jake (2), Oliver (2) and Carl (1), with his first for the club. But, truly, it was the team performance that won the day.
There is a palpable sense of momentum building within the club and the development, success and enjoyment of the Junior B’s is undoubted evidence of that. Once again, Chapeau Junior B’s!!