After a very slow start Oakham U15s won 21-14 away at Lutterworth RFC in the county cup at the weekend.
Lutterworth looked to be in control after scoring three penalty kicks followed by a converted try in the first half and were leading 14-0 at half-time.
But after the break Oakham centre Ed Cox and Archie Roberts scored a try each alongside fly-half Tom Charsley-Evans who scored the Oaks’ second try and three conversions for a total of 11 points.
Coach Andy Hoult said: “After our traditional slow start it was a great display of determined skilful rugby. A genuine 15 man performance from a team who never know when they are beaten.”
Despite dominating the first half Oakham under 15s conceded three penalties in the first 15 minutes of their county cup match against Lutterworth on Sunday which were all scored by the opposition kicker.
Oakham then lost their star second row lock Tom Mcfarlane with a dislocated knee which disrupted their rhythm and after the home team scored a converted try, meaning Oakham went into at half time 14-0 down.
Not to be defeated the boys rallied for the second half and within five minutes Cox scored a try converted by Charsley-Evans. Finally with the bit between their teeth they quickly went on to equalize with Charsley-Evans scoring and converting a second try taking the score to 14-14.
In the last 10 minutes Archie Roberts took Oakham into the lead for the first time and the Oaks held on for victory and secured a semi-final place for the first time.
Oakham will meet Yarborough or Syston in the next round.