Tigers suffer heavy defeat.
The U13's had to play a large part of Sunday's game with just 10 players after losing their left back to a suspected concussion.
I'm not denying this was a difficult game, made harder by only playing with 10 players, but I do feel that some of the goals conceded in this game were down to mistakes.
It's important to realise that the boys are still learning the game and mistakes will continue to happen, just look at how many Premiership footballers make mistakes week in week out.
Mistakes are learning opportunities but it's how you react to this that is important. Taking a mistake and realising what it was that went wrong and thinking what could I do differently next time is important for player development.
I do feel that we are capable of competing with today's opposition but only if there is effort put in by everyone on the pitch.
After the game we spoke to the boys about how important it is for players to not give up. We need players to keep trying to win the ball for the entire match especially if you don't win this first time. Winning those 1st and 2nd balls is what puts a team on to the front foot. I have to say that unfortunately I feel that some players didn't try hard enough in this game and were happy to let others do the work for them.
What we did do well was get the ball down and try and play, we created a few chances in the first half and were unlucky not have scored more during this period.
I thought the players tried really hard from the start of the second half but once we conceded heads did drop.
Let's focus our energy into our final game of the season and turn things around.