First Matches Of Season For P6/7
Very demanding challenge first up!
Team: Daniel Caterer, Ben Grieve, Matt Joss, Adam Laing, Joel Naterwala, Evan Palmer, Harley Palmer, Arran Stevenson,
Campbell Thomson, John Wight
The team faced a gruelling 4 matches - 3 against the different Perthshire sections and 1 against Crieff.
Match 1: Captain Evan Palmer Score: 5 - 2
Match 2: Captain Arran Palmer Score 4 - 1
Match 3: Captain Campbell Thomson Score 6 - 3
Match 4: Captain Harley Palmer Score 3 - 3
After a disheartening start where the team lost 2 tries in quick succesion from the kick-off, the boys rallied and it was a much more even contest. The tackling improved in defence and our offloading in attack yielded 2 scores and a few other close opportunities. Individual and team performances picked up over matches 2 and 3. Our best try was a true team effort with the ball going across the opposition line through the hands with Adam finally scoring. Perthshire had stronger teams in terms of organisation , structure and skill execution but we competed well.
The final match was a hard fought affair ( almost literally! ) with Crieff.
Tries scored by Adam, Evan , John and Matt
Overall, very happy from a coaching point of view - competing well with stronger opposition and all players raising their game individually. Daniel , Joel and Ben all had good runs and passes were going to hand more. Campbell, Adam and Harley all put in some strong tackles. Arran , Evan and Matt all had good strong runs. John competed well in defence and attack. The rest of the season looks promising if players keep this level of performance. We can work on some of the organisation and structures to make us more competitive for whole matches rather than just spells.
Well done guys!