U13 - Report
|New Ash Green||22||vs||10||Old Elthamians|
New Ash Green edge Cannibals 22-10
Despite some key absentees, 19 boys turned out on a wet Sunday morning to do battle with New Ash Green. Another great game of rugby between two evenly matched sides, but OEs made it hard for themselves by poor decision making at crucial times.
The second half started with New Ash Green putting on the pressure again and scoring a well worked forward try after several penalties where our boys were coming in from the side. The Cannibals were steadily getting back into the game again but were riding their luck with some inaccurate and slow passing in the backs. Eventually this was punished by a well taken intercept try. OEs rallied again with some fine individual runs that deserved much more if the right support had been there. We then enjoyed some sustained pressure within the New Ash Green 22, but needed to go for the simple direct approach at our set pieces. Again poor decision making cost us. Although Michael Do went over for his second try of the day after some quicker back play, it was unfortunately too little too late. The eventual score was New Ash Green 22, OEs 10.
Special mention to Henry Rowbotham and Michael Do for their tenacity and tackling, Josh Robertson who squared off against their best forward and gave as good as he got as well as Callum Ralph, Zubin Tanna and Callum Malloy for some great runs.
Many thanks to New Ash Green for the food and hospitality afterwards and to the Referee for a great game. We now look forward to the return encounter in three weeks time.