Alton Colts 15- Trojans Colts 36
By Ashley Hamer
A tough battle for an under- strength Alton Side
Alton travelled to Trojans for the first league game of 2019 with a weakened squad. Alton started the game at pace dominating much of the first half and scoring 2 tries by Archie to Trojans 1 resulting in a half time score of 10-10. Alton had lost their fly half to injury during the first half which made a major impact to the Alton structures behind the scrum, both defensively and in attack.
The second half saw Trojans take advantage of the weaknesses scoring 2 quick tries. Alton came back with a good try making the score 24-15 to Trojans. Further injuries and 2 yellow cards for saw Alton reduced to 14 men for the majority of the second half which finally showed with two late tries by Trojans resulting in the final score of 36-15 to Trojans.
The replay will be in March where hopefully a full strength Alton can turn the tables.