- Third round fixtures confirmed for National Colts Cup
- Old Northamptonians to face Market Harborough at home
Old Northamptonians, former finalists in the National Colts Cup, have been drawn at home to Market Harborough in the third round of this season’s competition.
Old Northamptonians, who were beaten by Bedford Blues in the 2006 final and by Richmond in the 2010 National Colts Plate final, followed up a crushing first-round victory over Newark with a 32-10 win over Paviors.
They will now host Market Harborough, who beat Dunstablians 26-0, in the third round which is scheduled to be played by the weekend of November 23/24.
The National Colts Cup was introduced in the 1997/98 season as part of the East Midlands RU’s centenary celebrations. The Plate competition, for sides beaten in rounds one to three of the Cup, was introduced two years later.
Both competitions are still organised by East Midlands and have continued to grow in strength and popularity. Originally competitions for Under 19 teams from clubs across the county, they are now contested by Under 18 teams.
National Colts Cup
Second round results (Midlands): Market Bosworth w/o v Wellingborough, Bedford Athletic Blues w/o v Peterborough, Leighton Buzzard w/o v Lincoln, Lutterworth 28 Scunthorpe 10, Paviors 10 Old Northamptonians 32, Dunstablians 0 Market Harborough 26, Silhillians 12 Hereford 43, Luctonians w/o v Leamington, Tamworth 13 Nuneaton 36, Willenhall 23 Evesham 31, Lichfield 22 Stafford 3
Third round draw (Midlands): Olney or Northampton Casuals v Market Bosworth, Kettering or Syston v Bedford Athletic Blues, Leighton Buzzard v Lutterworth, Old Northamptonians v Market Harborough, Hereford v Old Halesonians or Kenilworth, Whitchurch or Worcester Wanderers v Derby or Burton, Luctonians v Nuneaton, Evesham v Lichfield. Ties to be played on or before weekend of November 23/24