Well done to those of you who made the trip to Upton and many thanks to Upton who loaned us a couple of players.
Unfortunately the solo breaks which plagued the beginning of the season were our down fall again today, Upton having some very rapid players who ran unopposed through the defence. Our untidy defensive play lead to early tries and we allowed a strong Upton team to run and control the match play too much.
However, there were some positives to take from the game. The forwards were revitalised today and drove Upton off the ball very well in the scrums. The Upton coach later described our hooker as “Awesome”. When the ball reached the wing Sophie and Harry made some excellent advances. Henry and Seb scored excellent driving tries with some good support. The last quarter was the best of the game. Once the team woke up they played some good rugby – perhaps the hour going forward can take some of the blame!
Man of the match: Harry W for excellent attacking and defensive play, Sophie for never giving up and taking on the best of them.
Coaches special awards: Andre for hooking so well, James for playing on with a huge blister.