Thanks once again for the match report from Tim Flint in my abscence. Again Pavs U9's gain some good experience with some clear victories and some hard fought games, well done boys!
1st game. Keyworth brought a small squad so only one Keyworth team. Pavs pinning them in their own half. Ball driven forward 1st try SamM. Keyworth losing ball under constant pressure. Not much width from Pavs but driving thru Keyworth line brings second try for George. Remainder of Key squad arrive at ground so Pavs loaned players are subbed. Jack tackled short of try line after solo run. Good tackle from Jack, Pavs camped on Keyworth tryline, Pavs tackling is keeping Keyworth deep in their half, TomW converts pressure into try, half time 3-0. Pavs same as 1st and pressure Keyw into touch. From lineout thru 3 pairs of hands Thomas just held up short. DanF robs their scrum half and dives over for try. Thomas breaks free to run in 5th. At set plays Thomas up & tackling tallest Keyworth runner out of the game. Good passing SamM over in corner 6-0. Successive ripping drives Keyworth back. DanF pulls ball from Keyworth, makes a good run and passes onto Jack for straightforward 7th. Lewis great solo run thru Keyworth full time 8-0.
2nd Game, same Keyworth lineup with two subs, Pavs field a new team. Ellis quickly into the tackling. More equal territory and possession ball to/fro on halfway. Keyworth relentless pressure awards them 1st try. Great Pavs response good running and great support from Ellis who scores 1-1. Pavs get narrow and Kry run into corner 1-2. Ben running and tackling hard and gets his try straight from lineout, bursting thru Keyworh defence. Half time 2-2. 2nd half SamC makes some ground. From loneout solo Keyworth run down the line 2-3. Pierce drives forward. Try saving tackle from Ben. Pavs knock on in own half. Keyworth edging breakdowns. Ben strong in defence. Pavs spill the ball in tackle and Key race in 4th. Key sprint in 5th and beginning to dominate. Keyw curving run from one side to other takes score to 2-6. Keyw rob Pavs at halfway and run through unchallenged for 7th. Full time 2-7.
3rd Game. Good running from DanF just offloads in time for Jack to score. 1-0. Both sides competing. Good tackle from Thomas. SamM competing at breakdown. Equal pressure. Keyw knock-on. Good passing from Pavs backline Peter scores 2-0. 2nd half run from George, SamM takes his pass to score 3rd. Thomas first up to tackle at restart. Pavs knock on. Relentless Pavs pressure rolls thru Keyw 4-0. Thomas steals and only stopped by a high tackle. Pavs pen. Great inside pass by JT to TomW in support and TomW scores 5-0. Luke tackles and stops Keyw. Great passing and Peter cuts thru 6-0. One way traffic now JT combines again with Peter for 7th, full time 7-0.
4th game, Ellis gets Pavs into Keyw half. Ben keeping Keyw out. Both sides competing. Pavs spill ball and Keyw run down line to open scoring 0-1. SamC nearly makes the tryline, tackled into touch just short. Pavs push for tryline, held up short, pushed into touch. Pavs sat on KeyW tryline. Pavs caught holding on, from Pen Keyworth sprint away for 2nd. Half time 0-2. From restart Ben runs KeyW into touch. KeyW bounce thru Pav tackles to score 3rd. Ben solo zigzag thru Keyw to score 1-3. Great tackling from Pavs, SamC making ground, Pavs back in the game, Pavs unlucky not to score. SamC sprints to corner, Pavs score, great effort though full time 2-3.