Sat 14 Apr 2018

Vipers RFC
Northampton Casuals RFC
Team : D Taylor, J Schoeman, A. Stephens, A Irving. J Van de Venter, N Lawrence (capt) A Lawrence, W Cheyne J O'Doherty, L Lawrence, J Franklin, O Butel, R Hughes, K Brian, S Howes
Replacements : R Hancock, J Crowson, B Tarry

Tries : J Schoeman, N Lawrence, J Franklin
Conversions : A Lawrence (3)

Although the home side started strongly, the Casuals opened the scoring on 12 minutes when winger Jon Schoeman intercepted to run in under the posts. Aidan Lawrence added the conversion. Vipers hit back with a penalty and converted try to take the lead. As half time approached the Casuals went down to 14 men with No 8 Sam Howes sent off for retaliation.

HT 10-7

The fourteen men started the second half well with a try from skipper Niall Lawrence converted by his brother restoring the visitors lead. However, Vipers then took control of the game surging to a 30-14 lead with two converted tries and two penalties. The Casuals added a further try from second row James Franklin converted by Lawrence but couldn't get back into the game with a last minute try from Vipers sealing a 35-21 victory.

FT 35-21,