The Adept Power Solutions sponsored Andover RFC U13's travelled to New Milton for their first ever 7's tournament, with 11 players, many of whom had never previously played this format of the game. The tournament was reduced to a round robin league of 6 clubs, with each team playing all 5 other teams. The opposition was strong, with 2 teams from current county champions Tottonians, and hosts, and Andovers frequent bogey team over the years, New Milton.
Andover 20 Portsmouth 17
Newcotech sponsored Andover U17’s welcomed Portsmouth RFC to a sun blessed Hants County Plate final at the Goodship ground on Sunday. The home side elected to play against both the slope and blustery wind in the first half. A strong Portsmouth side soon put Andover under pressure, pinning them deep in their own half. For the next 20 minutes, Andover defended well and stopped Portsmouth just short of their try line several times.
Andover Colts 18 Alton Colts 8
Andover opened their Hampshire division one campaign with a hard earned but deserved win over old rivals Alton at the Goodship ground last Sunday.
Andover have not beaten Alton in the league before, but this new look side, a mixture of under seventeens and eighteens, dominated possession and territory throughout and could have won by more.