FHRFC v Petersfield u14
By Jack Orley
Match report-going to Petersfield was always going to be a tough ask. A team with plenty of numbers and fantastic pitches was always a big ask, especially when we only turned up with 14.
To begin with it seemed to effect the team as Petersfield scored 2 tries in succession without a tackle being made.
Charlie then made a try saving tackle to prevent a third, but the Petersfield support was there to go over for a third.
Charlie went off injured with being stamped on the hand so we wish him a speedy recovery.
The Heathens picked up the pace and started defending and making tackles before Petersfield went over for a fourth.
Going into the break from the first third and the heathens looked deflated. After challenging the players as to why they weren't enjoying themselves they realised the effort levels could be higher.
Going back out into the second third of the game and the effort levels improved. Tackles were being made particularly by Will, Dom, Oscar and Jayden. This saw Petersfield only scoring 1 try in that third taking full advantage of an overlap and plenty of space. Connor went off after taking the ball into contact and a boot making contact with his head didn't come back on after failing a HIA so was taken to hospital so we wish for good news and a speedy recovery.
Going into the third the heads were still high. The boys went out into the final quarter full of confidence. Will switched to flanker for Finlay which paid off in both the backs and fowards with both players making good tackles. I picked up the kicking tee as I had a feeling we would score. I wasn't wrong as some great support play from Dom got a try for the Heathens! With the low kicking tee available our usual kickers Charlie (injury) and Will usually uses a high kicking tee wasn't feeling up to it. I asked Dom if he wanted to take it and he took the opportunity. He took full advantage of this and scored the conversion!
Petersfield would then go onto score 3 more tries but know that the spirt of the team after the game was a lot higher then the first 5 minutes of the game.
Man of the match was picked by Petersfield and thay was Will so well done to him.