A 16 man U12 squad travelled to Upton on a cold misty morning to face an Upton squad of over 30 players the majority or which were Hanley School mates of Joe G.

Playing Worcestershire rules, no line outs, only 6 forwards and uncontested scrums at first disrupted the team but the they soon settled down playing four 10 minute games with strong performances from Jack, Ben and Joseph Essex with Will, Dan an Owen also warranting a mention.

The Tewkesbury squad put in a brave performance only to lose 5 tries to 4 with Upton’s fifth try scored in the dying seconds of the final game where the referee, who referred all of the games without bias, missed the scorer just going into touch before touching down which would have left the teams tied and would have been a better reflection on how the teams played.

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