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Radley College Colts 1 vs  Rugby School
On: Thursday, 25 Jan 2024
Venue: Away

Two match reports for your reading pleasure...

1. By Will Dunlop

2. By AI...

1. Will Dunlop

On the 25th of January 2024 Radley college Colts 1 took on the night Rugby college which we thought was a daunting task until we arrived. Today we were against a traitor of ours and we were not going to let it be easy. The atmosphere was electric a match of the ages was about to commence, the first half we kicked off raring to go and bring home the win. The boys started off strong having many chances for Will Brooks, Jack Renders and Will Dunlop causing havoc at the rugby defence causing pressure upon them. Whilst Barney Bentley was putting in the saves to keep it level. Towards the end of the half, we had a short corner and had a chance to take the lead, unluckily we let the chance go astray, the half ended 0-0 After a team talk with Mr Jolly, we knew we should be leading and not letting them beat the mighty Radley. So, George Butterworth thought it upon himself to slap it across goal, which miraculously went in just after 2 minutes in the half. After that goal we thought, the goals would flood infuriating the rugby lot giving us chat. But we stayed resilient with some very technical skill from the midfielders and strong at the back through the centre back duo of Archie Read and George Beard. We then changed tactics and parked the bus, Rugby could get near the ball until late on in the game our traitor was through on goal and looked to be sure of a goal, suddenly Freddie Hall dives in, to stop the attack and putting him on his back. Th game was over Radley retain their unbeaten streak this season by winning 1-0 and man of the match for his tremendous performance was Freddie Hall.

2. AI

On the illustrious day of January 25, 2024, the gallant warriors of Radley College Colts 1 descended upon the hallowed grounds to confront their adversaries from Rugby College. What initially seemed an insurmountable challenge paled in comparison to the resolve burning within our hearts as we set foot on the battlefield. For today, we faced not only a formidable opponent but also a former comrade turned foe—a twist of fate that only fueled our determination.

The air crackled with anticipation as we prepared for a clash of titans, a spectacle worthy of legends. With fervent zeal, we launched into the fray, hungry for victory and glory. Our valiant troops surged forward, led by the likes of Will Brooks, Jack Renders, and Will Dunlop, who unleashed havoc upon the Rugby defense, their onslaught relentless and unforgiving. Meanwhile, Barney Bentley stood as a bastion of defense, thwarting every assault with unwavering resolve.

As the first half drew to a close, we found ourselves on the cusp of triumph, a tantalizing opportunity slipping through our grasp as we narrowly missed seizing the lead. Yet, undeterred by the setback, we rallied under the wise counsel of Mr. Jolly, determined to claim our rightful place atop the pantheon of champions.

In a stroke of brilliance, George Butterworth seized the moment, channeling the spirits of heroes past as he delivered a thunderous strike that echoed across the field, shattering the hopes of our adversaries and igniting the flames of victory within our ranks. But our journey was far from over.

With steely resolve, we fortified our defenses, a formidable wall of resilience standing firm against the relentless onslaught of the Rugby horde. Led by the indomitable duo of Archie Read and George Beard, our defense held steadfast, repelling wave after wave of attacks with unwavering courage.

Yet, as the shadows lengthened and the battle reached its climax, a moment of trepidation gripped our hearts as our former ally turned traitor bore down upon our goal with malice in his eyes. But salvation came in the form of Freddie Hall, a beacon of heroism amidst the chaos, his daring intervention snuffing out the threat and sealing our triumph with a resounding victory.

And so, with a single goal standing as a testament to our valor and determination, Radley College Colts 1 emerged triumphant, their unbeaten streak immortalized in the annals of history. As the dust settled and the echoes of battle faded into the ether, Freddie Hall stood tall as the undisputed hero of the day, his name etched in the stars as the rightful bearer of the coveted title—man of the match.