Date: 13rd March 2014
Venue: New College, Leicester
In the penultimate round of fixtures, the Warriors set out to right the wrongs that had befallen them in the mirror fixtures of week 2. They started at a canter, flying out of the blocks against league leaders, The Dirty Ducks. The aura of invincibility that had previously circled the Ducks had faded somewhat, and the Warriors took full advantage of this, racing into an early lead. David Davies set the tone with two outstanding, point-blank catches. The Ducks rallied, their star-studded line up finally waking up to the situation at hand. The Warriors resisted bravely, but narrowly went down 8-6, an admirable score line.
Imperial, who had dished out a 13-1 mauling of Warwick in their previous meeting, did not have such an easy ride this time around. Warwick neutralised the big throwing power of the Imperial wide men, and then ripped into the heart of Imperial’s centre. How the game finished up as a 7-7 draw was hard to comprehend, considering how dominant the Warriors appeared.
Once again, it was Derby who were Warwick’s final opponents. The match was, as expected, a traditionally tight affair, with the lead exchanging hands on several occasions. Warwick managed to edge the match 8-6 meaning that, much to symmetry’s satisfaction, the boys finished the day with a win, a draw, and a loss.
David Davies, the man mountain, had an absolute stormer. He set the precedent with two huge catches early on in the Dirty Ducks game and never looked back from there. Davies remained a tower of strength for the duration of the day, gleefully plucking any catches that came his way.