On a windy but clear afternoon, and a softer pitch thanks to overnight rain, Copthill started their first game of the season brightly with plenty of line breaks, some good ball distribution and plenty of hard tackling, notably from Freddie. As the half wore on Copthill’s early tries were cancelled out by some fast attacking play from Witham. The second half was back and forth with plenty of exciting rugby for the spectators to enjoy (so great to have them back!) Gradually Copthill upped their intensity, and a number of strong runs from Oliver produced a flurry of tries. When the final whistle blew it was honours even between two sporting sides that displayed much skill and courage. Well done to all who played. I look forward to watching you all again this season.