Battling for a Bonus Point
U16As vs H&F.
Today we headed into London for what was our first real brush with the winter cold.
Hammersmith came out the traps fast and indeed caught us cold at the beginning of the game as we struggled to get to grips with their strong runners.
But we did settle down around 20 mins and got ourselves of the score sheet through Louis Alywin. In fact we had other chances camped 5 yards from the try line and a better line out might of added to the score. We also went over the whitewash driving Nathan Stocker in a maul which was unfortunatley held up.
Three more trys went in quickly from Hammersmith who then took control of the game. We grabbed one back through some intricate play with Louis Suarez landing the try. Half time 36 vs 12.
Second half and we closed the gap and things were much more even. Hammersmith did take their foot of the gas and we took advantage and showed that when we did close the space and press that they would make the mistakes.
The second half was a draw with two trys a piece which meant we came home with the bonus point which was well deserved as the lads never let their heads drop.
Man of the Match was Phil Humphries who put an impressive shift in, matching the aggression shown of the Hammersmith players and putting in some technically good and meaty tackles. Well done.