NINE Shiplake College teams won seven of their matches against Pangbourne College sides recently.
The senior 1st XV led by example, edging a nail-biting thriller 32-30. After building an early lead with impressive tries from Billy Sayers, Ruairi Van Raalte and Rory O’Conor, Pangbourne fought back with well-worked moves of their own to set up a tense finish. Shiplake defended their line to survive the last 10 minutes to gain victory.
Shiplake College 2nds found the going easier with a comfortable 43-0 win. First half tries from Ross Johnston and Miles Bridgeman were enough to secure a narrow 12-10 victory for the U16 team, while the U15As also came out on top in a close encounter with a 19-15 triumph.
A defeat for the U15Bs was the only blip in the Year 10 age group as the C team impressed with a five-try win. The U14Bs outscored Pangbourne by three tries to one.