Brods under 10s travelled to Scunthorpe to play in a round robin with the hosts Scunthorpe, and Kesteven from Grantham. With a number of players unavailable Brods were forced to play a number players out of position, but the team applied themselves well, beating Scunthorpe and losing narrowly to Kesteven.
Scunthorpe 5 v Old Brods 30
The key to this fine win over the winners of the Brods festival 2 weeks ago was Brods’ inspired ability to recycle the ball, starving Scunthorpe of possession for periods of the game. The first two scores came from Rohaan Aftaab driving ruggedly before handing off to Fred Woodhouse to finish both. Scunthorpe came back with a try of their own but Rohaan drove hard from the kick off bouncing off defenders to ground the ball. The second half started well for Brods with Fred getting his third, a run starting of the left and finishing on the right, and Rohaan claiming his second. Brods were committed to their tackles too with Thomas Webb, Fred Woodhouse and Thomas Sunderland
prominent. Dan Briggs and Joe Swiffen
made a telling tackle to save a certain try, getting themselves under the ball to prevent it being grounded. To finish off Dan Briggs scored from a pile up close to the line and Thomas Sunderland
broke down the blind side to seal a fine win.
Kesteven Grantham 15 v Old Brods 10
A game of two halves, Kesteven a well drilled side playing down the slope strode purposefully to a 15-0 half time lead. With the loss of Fred Woodhouse with a twisted knee this was going to be a tall order second half but Brods applied themselves with purpose to the task of getting back in the game. Tackles from Sunderland and Benjamin Wilkinson lead to some sustained pressure for Sunderland to snipe in from close range. From a centre field break, Sunderland was able to hand on to the supporting Thomas Webb who was tackled inches from the line, if he'd trumped he'd have made it. Dan Briggs and Joe Swiffen
were making their presences felt with solid driving and tackling, paving the way for Sunderland to score. Brods tried bravely to level the scores but ran out of time.
It’s worth mentioning and thanking the players who played out of position in these games – Joe Midgley
normally hooker on the wing, Matthew Mount at centre, Thomas Sunderland
at Scrum Half, Thomas Webb at Fly Half and Benjamin Wilkinson, normally prop even found himself at centre for half a game. Well done everyone.
• The Coaches Player of the Week was Thomas Webb.
• The Parents Player of the Week was Dan Briggs.
• The Players Player – Thomas Sunderland
selected Joe Swiffen