The Bedford Blues Touch League finals took place on Wednesday night and produced an exciting end to the 10-week season.
A total of 12 teams took part in this year’s league; they were split into the Premiership Division and Championship Division, with the top two teams playing each other to decide the overall winners.
In the Premiership final, undefeated Team Vipers – led by Ampthill’s Ben Gulliver – faced Vets and Jets led by Kevin Breeze. The previous league meeting between these two sides had ended in a draw.
The first half of the final ended up even at three all. However, in the second half Vipers dominated play and ran out 6-4 winners, with Elliott Clement Hill named MVP for the game.
The Championship final was between Ampthill Extras, playing in the league for the first time, and the Open University – a team who boasted plenty of touch experience.
Going on form, Ampthill started out as favourites and looked to have taken a commanding 5-3 lead during the second half, but Open University dug in and managed to level the scores at five all and put the game into extra-time.
After a tense five minutes of added time, Open University triumphed 8- 7 to become the Championship winners – James Barnett of OU was named MVP.
The cups and medals were presented by Dean Adamson and Michael Le Bourgeois of the Bedford Blues.