Colts defeated by Shelford but lots of positives
Strong second half showing impresses coaches
Many thanks must go to all 17 players who made the effort to represent the club at Shelford. It was always going to be difficult playing against stern opposition who had a large squad; but after a difficult first half the team came back strongly in the second period. A big shout out must go to Zac, Sam and Hasseem who stepped up from Colchester's under 16s squad and who performed very impressively - Hasseem having an outstanding game at scrum half after a late call-off left the team short in this position.
Coaches Steve Wright and Sean O'Sullivan were impressed with what they saw, saying: "the players who travelled demonstrated great attitude and application and after a flat start grew continuously into the game. The work rate of the team, especially of the under 16 players, was phenomenal and the entire Colchester Colts set-up can learn from the efforts of the guys on Sunday."