After travelling to the NLD 15 a’side cup final in pouring rain, the weather could hardly have been more different for the 7’s tournament as we arrived in glorious sunshine, perfect weather for the day.
Despite a slow start in their first game when the transition from the 15 a’side game to 7’s seemed to be troubling them, the boys came through a very competitive group beating Ashfield, Ilkeston, Paviors and Sleaford on the way.
Nottingham Corsairs had also won their group and were the opponents for the final. The final was a really close affair, played in a really good spirit with both teams playing some dynamic sevens with the score finishing level at 12-12 at full time. Following a short period of extra-time Derby won in a nail biting finish scoring a golden try to win the cup.
This makes a double for the boys who also won the NLD 15 a’side Cup back in March.
A fantastic achievement by the boys. Well done !!
Match Report by Simon Parke