Report by Richard Macfarlane
Checked by Shaine Ismail
Newark Under 9s played Southwell twice on Sunday after a no show from Matlock. The first game was a 2-2 draw, after which both coaches agreed to another game of 15 minutes each way. We never really got going in this game and lost concentration at crucial times to allow Southwell to score four tries to our one. Ball retention in contact and the right time to pass are areas we need to work on. On the plus side we were a lot more aggressive at the breakdown with the entire side often joining the maul to win the ball! Tackling was another highlight with some excellent techniques on display, particularly when bringing down some of their bigger players.
James Tweedie had an excellent two games and scored all 3 tries but the whole squad played well with good performances in particular from Archie Adams, Emyr Jenkins and Callum Tweedie.
Well done boys!