Edenbridge 3 - 1 Horsham Development
Edenbridge Triumph in testing conditions
No Photos this week as I'd forgotten my phone - please post if you took some.
A solid victory in very windy conditions with particularly the passing and offloading of the boys a real highlight. The bridge dominated the first half, creating a number of openings and not allowing Horsham to get any momentum up in attack. However they only had a try from James to show for it and the crowd were nervous how the second half would go, playing into a biting and strong wind. They needn't have worried the boys played good attacking rugby, moving the ball well to get players into space and were justly rewarded with two further tries from James, although Joseph also seemed to have scored only to be judged as held up.
Although tackling (with the usual notable exceptions) can still improve, the bridge defended their line when they needed to and soon worked the ball upfield. Only in the last play of the game did Horsham cross the white wash with an interception try . So all in all a convincing win. Gregor got MOM for getting involved all over the park, good distribution of the ball and 2-3 strikes against the head. Our backline looked great today with Isaac, Harry D and James running and passing well, meaning that Ali, Harry B, Joseph and Thomas all had a number of runs out wide.
Will S had to pull out this morning due to illness but did make it down to support - get well soon Will. Jordan, Harry (new player - and yes our Harry numbers rebound!) and Will N were all down as well so thanks for your support. For home games in the future, we'll ask all boys whether selected or not to join us for training if they are able to.
We are away at Uckfield next Sunday so Steve and I will be in touch with team selection out on Pitchero soon.