Colts final game of the season
How hard would you play today, if you knew you couldn’t play tomorrow?
Sunday 8th April the colts last game of the season V’s Rossendale
It doesn’t seem like yesterday that we merged the u17 and senior colts to create a new team and somewhat of an experiment. Early stages of the season produced 5 high scoring victories on the bounce and us being seeded up a league.
I have been amazed at the standard of rugby in the colt’s league. It is fast furious and very competitive, and today was to be no different. Rossendale came to win in order to win the league arriving with a large squad of 20 many who have been playing senior rugby all year and some quality players.
After starting the season with 21 players, Northwich had a squad of 15 today due to injuries and illness. Mention goes to those injured players that made the effort to come and watch today, that coupled with support from senior players and coaches gave the Northwich colts a boost and a great sense of belonging. This will hopefully be demonstrated in the colts who are old enough running out for the final senior games of the season.
Today’s game finished 14- 36 to Rossendale, but it was an epic battle for the whole game, Northwich today were amazing in defence and had to be as the power of Rossendale in attack was immense.
I have to say the greatest thing about our colts experiment this year, is the loyalty and never say die attitude they have, today they could have imploded but they didn’t they all played a part in a thrilling game.
Listening to comments of spectators after the game from both sides saying what a great game, and how well we played is a testimony to our young players. To have an opposition coach tell you it is the hardest game they have played all season after just winning the league is high praise indeed.
Simply put today epitomised everything about this young team, and I for one am proud to have been involved, the future looks bright!
As a colts team they may not all play together again, but as rugby players they will always be friends.
Try’s, Tom Husband, James Gorman, Conversions Harry Naylor x2