On Sunday 5th of May Guildford Colts were victorious in winning the Surrey XPItch Sevens tournament held at Esher RFC
XPitch is a new format of the sevens game designed to keep the game fast with less contact and with player welfare in mind. The boys took to the new rules well running out comfortable winners against Dorking and Richmond. Chipstead offered a bit more resistance but Guildford were able to run in some nice tries to set up a final against Chobham who were also unbeaten. Chobham fielded bigger lads and played more direct against the Guildford wide and fast style so it was a fascinating contest. By half time with Chobham leading 19-0 and Guildford down to only 8 players the boys were up against it. A quick try though gave them confidence and although conceding further tries and seemingly out of it, more tries came quickly and a final try on the full time whistle saw us win by a single point!
It was a great way to see out the season for the Guildford lads and a fun day was had by all the players, coaches and supporting parents.