Oldfield School Triumphs Over Chew Valley in BANES Cup Final

In a thrilling and fiercely contested BANES Cup Final at Keynsham RFC, Oldfield School emerged victorious over Chew Valley with a hard-fought 17-12 victory.

The rain-soaked field was witness to an intense battle between two formidable Year 11 rugby teams, with both sides showcasing their skills and determination in front of a packed crowd of parents and students.

From the onset, it was evident that neither team was willing to concede an inch, as bone-crunching tackles and strategic plays dominated the pitch. Chew Valley, known for their resilience and tenacity, proved to be formidable opponents, applying relentless pressure on Oldfield School’s defence.

Led by the brilliant Captain, Will Tanner, Oldfield School demonstrated exceptional teamwork and resilience throughout the match. Tanner’s leadership on the field and outstanding decision making with his kicking options was instrumental in keeping his teammates focused and motivated, inspiring them to rise to the occasion.

Despite Chew Valley’s ferocious attacks, Oldfield School remained composed and disciplined, refusing to succumb to the pressure. The entire squad displayed tremendous determination and grit, working tirelessly to gain the upper hand.

As the game entered its final stages, with the score deadlocked at 12-12, it was Jacob McClean who emerged as the hero for Oldfield School. In a breathtaking display of skill and determination, McClean found a gap in Chew Valley’s defense and surged forward, crossing the try line with just seven minutes remaining on the clock.

The roar of the crowd echoed across the rain-soaked field as McClean’s try propelled Oldfield School into the lead, sending their supporters into a frenzy of celebration. Despite Chew Valley’s valiant efforts to mount a comeback, Oldfield School’s defense held firm, denying their opponents any opportunity to regain the lead.

As the final whistle blew, signaling the end of the match, jubilant cheers erupted from the Oldfield School camp. With their hard-earned victory, they were crowned the BANES Cup Champions, a testament to their skill, determination, and unwavering spirit.

In what was a truly unforgettable final, Oldfield School emerged as worthy winners, etching their names into the annals of rugby history. It is important to note that this was the first Year 11 rugby team from Oldfield School to achieve this great accomplishment! As they celebrated amidst a sea of cheers and applause, they did so not only as champions but as a full squad united in their pursuit of excellence.