Ivybridge U9’s got their 2012/13 campaign off to a cracking start as they played host to a well drilled Topsham side on a bright and sunny Sunday. Both sides played some good rugby and spectators were rewarded with a contested game. Ivybridge had a number of new players wearing the famous greens shirts for the first time and all five Jacob R, Charlie
, Jude, Sebastian and Matthew
all made impressive debuts.
The home side wasted little time in getting into their stride when Finlay’s pass found Sam who burst through the visitors defence and as he was tackled off-loaded to Will to open the scoring. Jack
then added a second when he ran clear after some good forward play by Andrew
and Sam. The visitors replied with a try of their own only for Ivy to score again after a strong attack with Drew
and Yesh all gaining ground with William
’s pass finding Connor
who finished off the move with a fine try. The visitors applied some pressure to the home side’s line but with the green defence holding firm the home side managed a turnover and Charlie
scored from close range following a good sustained attack. Adam
scored the final try of the game when he finished off a good move which saw Jude, Matthew
, Jimmi, Lewis and Jacob R all run clear to gain ground for Adam
to finish off with a fine team try.
Final score Ivybridge 25 : Topsham 10.
Try scorers were Will, Jack
Ivybridge U9’s Squad: Jack
, Will, Jacob R, Finlay, Andrew
, Sam, Jimmi, Adam
, Lewis, William
, Yesh, Charlie
, Sebastian, Jude.