North Midlands completed their preparations for this season’s National Under-20 Championship with a 52-28 defeat at the hands of a well-organised Berkshire side at Maidenhead this afternoon.
North Midlands played their part in an entertaining contest but Berkshire’s bigger pack gave them a decisive edge.
North Midlands scored four tries with scrum-half Jack Harrison of Harper Adams University scoring two of them. Harrison also kicked four conversions in a personal haul of 18 points.
North Midlands’ other tries came from the Worcester University pair of fly-half Jerry Turagabeci and wing Matt Michel.
North Midlands’ next match at this age group will be against Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire in their opening National Under 20 Championship match on January 4.