Under 13 Away to Brighton Development
Great Team Win For The Start Of The Year
Another solid win from the boys in Brighton this weekend, finishing 55-5. With a cold start, it took the boys almost 10mins to run in the first try. However, once the first try was scored, more quickly followed. Ethan slicing through the defense with the opening two tries, and then followed by Harry getting his first. Some very strong performances from Finn and Sam H, saw us finish with six tries at the end of the first half.
At the beginning of the second half, Brighton put up a solid opposition, and easily held their own. However once again, once the tries started flowing, it was clear that Brighton could not match our physical prowess. Try scorers were Harry 3, Richard Cole and Jacob Nasta.
The match gave us coaches plenty to think about, and work on. While our ball passing skills looked solid, our ability to tackle the player rather than trying to grab the ball seems to have disappeared. The one try from Brighton was scored as a result of all our players standing and watching. Positional play was also poor as the boys got tired in the second half. They clustered around the ball, and left significant open gaps in our defense.
Scrums from both sides were very solid. Neither group giving much away. Again something for us to work on.
Man of the Match went to Ewan, who was one of the few players to put in strong tackles throughout the game! Well deserved!!!