VICTORY Littlemore Vs GAB II

A successful afternoon of rugby and a first win of the season for captain Dave Lammin and his squad.
 
Littlemore were out of the blocks early. Waves of attack, support line running & quick recycling saw Jason Chambers power over for his first try of the day after only 5 minutes. Hooker Grant Thomas was too impatient to wait for the kicking tee, and opted to show off his footballing skills and slot his drop goal conversion attempt.
 
Gosford refused to let the early score get to them, and unleashed their winger for his first of the day. With much to do from inside his own half, he outpaced his opposite number to touch down in the corner. (7-5)
 
The next 15 minutes would be a true test of character for LRFC. Gosford didn’t have to do much to get back into the game. Picking out individual runners, forcing errors, quick turnovers or Littlemore’s ill discipline would play to Gosford’s advantage.
 
Gosford’s best effort came from inside their own half. 4 missed tackles and a breakaway for the line, the GAB lock in his luminous pink socks secured a deserved 5 points for his team.
 
A stern word behind the posts from the LRFC coaches, and Littlemore found a way back into the game. With the Littlemore pack making big grounds into the opposition 22, Grant Thomas (when he finished disagreeing about hair products with the Gosford front row) plowed over for Littlemore’s second.
 
Unfortunately for him, despite accuracy, kicker Zac champion just didn’t have the distance in his kick to slot the conversion.
 
Before the half, further tries from Centre Von Sims & Fergus Alexander pulled Littlemore back into the lead.
 
After the break, Littlemore continued their onslaught against the slowly depleting Gosford squad. Unfortunately for Gosford, injuries and lack of substitutes would hinder their chances of any comeback, and therefore it would be all about damage limitation for the remainder of the game.
 
Littlemore used their bench to full effect. Fresh legs, quick turnovers, and bullocking runs from the LRFC forwards would see Littlemore bag further tries.
 
9 in total for the day, with 4 conversions. A successful day all round, and an extremely proud captain and coaches. Well deserved for their dedication each week.
 
Full respect to Gosford, and we wish your injured players a speedy recovery, and all the best for the rest of your season.

Littlemore RFC vs Chinnor IV

Littlemore RFC vs Chinnor IV

Well done to the 1st XV for their efforts on the pitch yesterday, away at Chinnor Outlaws.
Despite their 32-17 loss, the lads were pleased with getting points on the board against some tough opposition.
 
2 tries from Darren Massey, 1 for Jason ‘Magoo’ Chambers, and a conversion from hooker Grant Thomas.
 
A man of the match performance for Nick Stevenson for his 80minute performance- well done Nick!! 👏🏻
 
Donkey of the day goes unawarded. Reports from coaches and captain say efforts from each player across the squad were outstanding, and therefore would be totally undeserving this week. Those training sessions together are certainly beginning to come to fruition on the pitch.
 
The focus now is the next fixture against Gosford All Blacks on Saturday 3rd December.

BICESTER VS LITTLEMORE

This coming Saturday, the squad travel north of the county to face Bicester 2’s
It’s been a few years since the two sides have played each other, with some notable changes for any travelling supporters.
Bicester now have a new venue and clubhouse. Please check the details in the post above.
This week, it is also a slightly earlier kickoff at 2:15pm

Littlemore 5 V Tring III’s 60

The highs and lows of grassroots rugby could not be exemplified better, than Saturdays fixture versus Tring 3’s.
Losing 2 players to last minute unavailability’s, on top of a long list of already unavailable players, it was looking doubtful the game would even be played out. Determined to ensure the fixture went ahead for the Old Boys reunion day, three players that would have normally spent the afternoon reminiscing with others and enjoying an ale or two on the sidelines, pulled on their boots to help the boys in need. Dean Andrews, Danny Greaney & Darrel Rendell, along with four players from Buckingham RFC, donned the jersey to ensure an afternoon of rugby entertainment was played out.
Tring, also keen to ensure that their players were going to get some game time, travelled with only 15 players (no reserves).
With the weather gods ignoring the current energy crisis and cranking up the thermostat for the afternoon, you could have easily been fooled into thinking the clocks had been wound back to mid August! – It was a gloriously sunny afternoon.
Despite all that had gone before (including losing another 2 players in the warm up) both sides were keen to get things underway. Littlemore kicked off first, and unsurprisingly, it wasn’t long before Tring had made their way under the posts for their first try. Littlemore came back into the game with continuous efforts inside the opposition 22, but the speed at the breakdown was to be the story of the first half. Tring were quick to turn things over and get back upfield on numerous occasions. Littlemore’s defensive efforts shouldn’t go unnoticed. A footrace to the try line saw Littlemore winger Martin Hemsley-Read, stop his opposite number inches from the try line after a 50m dash. Notable forced errors and some good turnovers themselves, Littlemore managed to stall, and if not, slow a few of the attacking waves that Tring were unleashing upon them.
The first half wasn’t to go completely unrewarded. Our stand in no7 from Buckingham (Woody) touched down for what was to be Littlemore’s only Try of the game. The conversion from man of the match Nathan Adams was missed. (That reminds us. We must get them boomerang balls sent back. Some people were left wondering if it was a kick to touch rather than an effort at goal! )
The second half played out much the same. Tring were down to 14 players from just before the break (Littlemore nearly started with 16 if it wasn’t spotted at the restart-and they could have done with the extra man!) Tring were by far the stronger side in the end. Powerful runs from the forward pack, and some fancy footwork and speed in the backs eventually zapped every last bit of energy. The lads completely emptied their tanks.
 
 
Each side had earned the respect of the Old Boys crowd. Both Littlemore & Tring were applauded for their efforts for the full 80 minutes, and even treated to an Old Boys tunnel formation to walk through off the pitch.
The obligatory post match shenanigans kept the entertainment going before the biggest game of POP-UP-Pirate we’ve ever seen, got underway in the clubhouse. Celebrations continued late into the evening with friends and family joining club stalwart & match day sponsor, Roger Gillett, celebrate his 70th Birthday.
Thanks to all for your support again this weekend.

Match day Littlemore vs Tring III

Come join us pitch side for the Old Boys day At littlemore rugby club

We are celebrating Roger Gillets birthday and having many of the original littlemore rugby club team members coming to cheer on the new blood. Please feel free to come and watch.

kick off 2:30pm Saturday 

Juniors Training

Bring a friend to training and get free hot dogs afterwards

That’s right bring a friend along to training Sunday 13th. 

It could be a friend from school and maybe you neighbour and you both will get hot dogs afterwards.  

Littlemore vs Harwell

Who would have thought that early October would bless us with conditions more recognisable during British summertime.
 
Warm and dry conditions would certainly provide much running rugby.
 
Littlemore won the toss, and opted to kick things off at the start. Harwell were quick to set the pace of the game, with repeated attacks into the Littlemore half of the pitch. Littlemore defended their try line like their lives depended on it, and numerous handling errors saw Harwell kept at bay for most of the first half.
 
Some early changes due to injury, and with Littlemore having to move players round, saw Harwell take advantage of the mis-matches and run in under the posts.
 
Littlemore eventually managed to strike back late in the half with some deft footwork from no 9 Vinny Mnguni, setting off from inside his own half and being stopped just short of the try line for his efforts. Unfortunately for him, he was injured in the tackle, and took a well needed rest in the sideline.
 
His efforts didn’t go unrewarded. Littlemore managed to touch down beneath the posts for their first of the day just before half time.
 
The second half would provide more entertainment for the sideline of supporters. Tries came thick and fast throughout the half for Harwell- and so did the yellow cards! Littlemore losing one in the early stages of the second half, and Harwell receiving 3 in quick succession. Unfortunately for Littlemore, the more experienced Harwell kept any advancing efforts locked out, and managed to quickly turn defensive efforts into an attack.
 
On the final whistle, it was smiles all round. A great effort from the boys in blue and white, with back row, Grant Wilson being award man of the match, and second row Von Sims picking up his 3rd consecutive donkey of the day.
Full credit to the @harwellrufc squad. A pleasure to host you today, and we thank you for sticking around following the game. Good luck for the season. We look forward to the return fixture after Christmas.