u9's Weds 27th June - Vikings 3 Lion's 12
Two evenly matched sides in both size and skill then saw the Lions defence prove just too strong for the Vikings and the Lion's come home with a win.
James Wainwright opened the scoring for the Lion's after some good ball play and good running from both him and Jordan Aitcheson-Smith. Great tackling before the Vikings first try proved that all their hard work in training is really starting to pay off.
Joe Stocks had some outstanding runs with the ball, one in particular stood out as he put his speed and agility to good use when he managed to score a try from the Vikings own half, twisting and pushing his way through four attempted tackles eventually turning on his speed and sidestepping the last defender to put the ball down over the line. Joe went on to get his hat-trick later in the game.
The next try really did show the team spirit of the Lion's with the ball passing through everyone of their hands and just when it looked like Jordan Aitcheson-Smith was going to get crunched in the tackle by the advancing Vikings he slipped the pass out to Bertram Noble at the very last second who then went out wide, being chased by defenders he stepped back in and found his gap and dived over the line.
Weaving his way in and out of defenders and showing his skill with the hand-off, Ciaran Jones scored two tries, showing his ability and determination.
Callum Davis crossed the line next again after a good team effort showing that when they are switched on they can be a force to be reckoned with.
"New boy" Eden Quantock got his first ever try for the Lion's after some fantasic running and determination saw him barge over the line, Eden went on to score another try later in the game.
Harrison Sunlay started the second half in spectacular fashion, his stop start running saw him then charge forward putting the ball down over the line seemingly bemused the opposition.
Sam Acaster had a great game making some good tackles, intercepting a pass but he unfortunately knocked the ball on in a tackle. He more than made up for his error though when he went on to score a great try.
The whole team did the Club and themselves/ parent's proud, everyone doing what was asked of them and giving so much more. Defensively they couldnt have done anymore than they did, a truely fantasic effort from all the boys!
The game ended in a 12-3 victory for the Lion's, who walked off the pitch to a well deserved enthusiastic round of applause from family and supporters beeming with pride.
Taking home the Man of the Match awards this week were James Wainwright and Joe Stocks.