Cambridge University Produce Strong Performance To Defeat British Police

18 Oct 2018

A week on from defeating the Welsh Academicals, Cambridge University continued to build momentum towards the Varsity Match with a 28-14 victory over British Police.

British Police dominated territory and possession early on and it took a number of fantastic tackles to keep them at bay. However, the pressure soon became too great for Cambridge to handle and British Police were able to score the game’s first try making it 0-7. Despite this setback, Cambridge responded positively, and it didn’t take them long to restore parity. After marshalling a scrum just outside the 22, Mike Phillips produced a delightful kick to left winger Henry King, who collected and touch down for the score.

Cambridge continued on the front foot and after an exquisite break from scrum half Chris Bell, the ball was quickly recycled through the phases and Miles Huppatz was able to dive over and take Cambridge into the lead, 14-7.
The university continued in the same manner after half-time and after a solid scrum in the Police 22, captain Nick Koster picked and went before producing a beautiful flick pass into the path of the onrushing Bell to score underneath the posts and take the score to 21-7.

With 18 minutes to go Alan Davies was sin-binned for the British Police and straight afterwards Cambridge made their numerical advantage tell. Some great attacking play and quick hands spread the defence across the pitch, before Dan Blick put in Gnodde to score in the corner.

Two more yellow cards were shown in the 70th minute, one each to both teams, and the visitors managed to gain a late consolation try through a breakaway try.

Cambridge ran out deserved 28-14 winners and with them now securing two wins on the bounce, it marks a huge stepping stone on the way to the Varsity Match in December.

CURUFC TEAM:

Blick; Gatus, Gnodde, Hennessey, King; Phillips, Bell; Dean, Huppatz, Dixon, Cook, Eriksen, Hunter, Leonard, Koster.

SUBS: Schusman, MacCallum, Somers, Beckett, Hargreaves, McMahon, Saunders, Baines, Story.