RUGBY: Old Laurentians win promotion play-off

OLs going up!    PICTURES BY MIKE BAKER
OLs going up! PICTURES BY MIKE BAKER
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Victory in fantastic afternoon at Fenley Field - PICTURES

Old Laurentians made sure Rugby will have two teams playing in Midlands 1 next season. Cheered on by a huge crowd they beat Old Saltleians 32-23 in Saturday’s promotion play-off at Fenley Field.

The Midlands 2 West (South) runners-up deservedly clinched promotion, having led the division virtually all season - only losing out to Newbold in the title decider on April 11.

Old Saltleians had finished runners-up in the equivalent North division and were tough opponents.

See Thursday’s Advertiser for full report of the game and more of Mike Baker’s pictures

We did it!  Iain Wallis and Grant Inch celebrate

We did it! Iain Wallis and Grant Inch celebrate

The final whistle

The final whistle

Going up!

Going up!

A happy young supporter

A happy young supporter

Showers of champagne...

Showers of champagne...

A great afternoon at Fenley Field

A great afternoon at Fenley Field

Celebrating Lee Hersey's hat-trick of tries

Celebrating Lee Hersey's hat-trick of tries

Victory and promotion means so much after such an incredible season...

Victory and promotion means so much after such an incredible season...

A day to remember for the Old Laurentians

A day to remember for the Old Laurentians