A game for our heroes

RAF SERVICEMEN from Brampton and Witton took part in a charity rugby game against the Brampton Eagles. Around 300 people lined the Braza pitch on Saturday for an entertaining game that ended with the Eagles winning 17-7. The game was held to raise money f

RAF SERVICEMEN from Brampton and Witton took part in a charity rugby game against the Brampton Eagles.

Around 300 people lined the Braza pitch on Saturday for an entertaining game that ended with the Eagles winning 17-7.

The game was held to raise money for Help the Heroes, a charity that raises funds to support injured British troops.

The first half saw several crunching tackles, but the scores were level at 0-0 at the break.


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Bears changed their squad around at the interval, but Eagles came out strong and scored an unconverted try half way through and followed it with two more tried, converting one for a 17-0 lead.

March managed to get onto the score sheet late on with a Jamie Kerse try and a Dave Crooke conversion for a final score of 17-7.

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Barry Feetham, president of the March Bears, said: "It was a great occasion and the charity is definitely the winner. We are now going to have a return match at Brampton Eagles - Help for Heroes Part II, at their place in the New Year.

"It was a bitterly cold day, but the game was a pleasure to watch and the fitness of the Eagles turned out to be the telling factor.

"Everybody who put in the hard work, making sure the day ran smoothly, needs a big pat on the back."

The match was followed by a Dutch Auction for tickets to Premiership rugby games, and a photo signed by England legend Martin Johnson among other goods.

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