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The local derby was eagerly awaited by the senior lads, for some of them it would be the last time they would face the blue and black of Eton.

The side warmed up well and had a look of focus and intent about them.

Lewis Naylor scored a super try, the balanced running of the young fullback evaded some last ditch tackles. Eton then drew level and overtook with a successful conversion. The score remained 5 – 7 at the half.

The men in the quarters scored out wide to extend their lead. It was then the newly converted winger Ball that crashed over for the hosts to minimise the lead to two.

The boys showed a resilience and resolve that I had not seen this season. They were convinced that it would be their day. Captain Rory Naylor then spotted a chink in the opposition armour and exposed it so the team in green took the lead 17 – 12.

It was a nail-biting finish with the hosts over the line but held up several times.

The boys were elated at the final whistle. The last time TWBS won at this level was 2013, just shows what they can achieve when they believe in their ability. The 1st XV host Halliford in their final game this Saturday, hopefully they can pretend it’s Eton and replicate the performance

Mr Paul