Spartans made the long trip to Kilburn arriving a cool five minutes before kick-off. Preparation was not ideal to say the least and with a team full of players who had never played together before, they started slow.
Within minutes and under their own posts a long day in the office looked inevitable. Outsized and seemingly outgunned it was a simple choice of laying down and getting smashed or standing and fighting.
In true Spartan style, we decided to hit back. The opposition may have been bigger but that did not stop Spartans dominating in the line out and rolling maul gaining ground and confidence.
The backs started to click with Cook kicking for territory and JJ bossing the pack, possession was being fed to Joe and Ben in the centres who were punching through. Unfortunately, defence around the fringes and speed to the breakdown slowed the Spartans come back.
This however did not stop the team having the final say with the two defining moments of Spartans ‘never say die’ attitude.
Firstly, with a penalty on the Spartans line and a quick tap and go to their 6ft4 monster of a second row, Tom K came flying out of the blocks and in a body on body tackle which can only be described as ‘the flying bear’ every player groaned with the impact.
And secondly, fighting for a losing bonus point in the final play of the match, Spartans battled down field to go over in the corner, a team try with both backs and forwards involved.
1.Bart, 2. PK, 3. Jay, 4. Green, 5. Dave John, 6. Jones B, 7. Tom K, 8. Chris Jones, 9. JJ, 10. Goldwin, 11. George W, 12. Joe, 13. Ben Southerst, 14. Jake, 15. Cookie, 16. Colm
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