Friendlies give an opportunity for teams to practice and focus on specifics without having to worry about the end result, and the 3s made good use of this throughout their first two games. Following a 9-4 loss against Henley the weekend before, we came into this match against Northampton with some clear goals in mind.
Setting out the aims at the beginning of the game, there was a clear progression week on week, with a solid first half performance. Coming in and some slight tweaks lead to a competitive game. 4-2 felt like an unfair scoreline, but was definitely not the focus at the end of the game.
Some more goals set for next week, ahead of a local rivalry against Oxford 2s.