U12s vs Romford & Enfield
Steep learning curve for our new team!
Basildon took on Romford and Enfield in a really positive way despite 14 of the 22 man squad being new to the club this year. In the Romford game we lost 7-1 with our try coming from Tyrese who worked hard to score his try, and against Enfield we lost 2-0. However, as a team we kept to our commitment to play everyone, which meant we had to change 10 players at half-time in each game. This made the teamworking very difficult as it disrupted concentration and confused the boys about their roles and positioning. A frustrating day for coaches too as the oppositions better teamwork beat us through our inexperience rather than being better players on the day.
We have asked both teams to offer us a re-match before the end of the season though, so that we can judge our progress both as individuals and as a team