Amazing Boro boys in the hunt for national joy

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Wellingborough Colts will be hoping to go a step closer to national glory tomorrow.

The Cut Throat Lane youth team take on their counterparts from North Shields-based club Percy Park at home looking to book a quarter-final sport in the National Cup.

They have been sensational this season, destroying almost all sides put before them and regularly racking up high scores - 74-7, 69-0, 44-0, 67-0 among the many big wins.

But there is no mistaking how big a day it is for Boro as they prepare to take on their unknown opponents from the north-east.

The first-team are playing their game against Market Harborough under floodlights tonight so that the whole club will be available to give the youngsters their backing.

“We’ll be the only game at the club so hopefully there will be a good crowd to support the lads,” Colts coach Steve Mackie explained.

“I know a lot of family and friends are coming up as well and the club are putting on a lunch beforehand.

“We’ve just got to keep a bit of a lid on it and hope the lads aren’t over taken by it.

“It’s just another game – just a big one, that’s all!

“I’m not too worried about them, though.

“They are a fairly sensible bunch and I’m sure they will be fine.

“We will just have to go out and play our rugby. We know nothing about Percy Park so we can only do what we do and, if we lose to the better side, fair enough.”

It is a better time to be involved with the club after the despondency they suffered before Christmas.

The club were deducted 15 points by the RFU and were staring relegation from Midlands Two East (South) firmly in the face.

But, along with the stars of the youth team, the senior side have also made a remarkable recovery and look to be heading towards a secure position.

Club chairman Billy Gall added: “There’s a nice feeling in the club at the moment with the first-team now moving up the league table to safety.

“They are now playing Harborough under floodlights so they can support the Colts.

“The Colts are doing the club proud and not only have they won their league, they are also in the semi-final of the East Midlands Cup and the last 16 of the National Cup.

“Credit must go to the coaching team of Steve Mackie, Ian Bryan and Martin Plowman who have brought this group together.”

The game at Cut Throat Lane kicks-off at 3pm and all supporters will very welcome.