Scunthorpe U13's v Old Brods U13
Bit of a teeth dryer
After spending the first month on our travels we were given a early Christmas present not only did we have a home game but we were allowed on the hallowed turf of the first team pitch - the groundsman can't of been aware...
The weather today was pretty bad, where as every other week we've had sun cream on, shorts and t-shirts welcome to not so sunny scunny, where we have our own climate of constant rain, especially on a Sunday morning, but we had a stand to sit in to keep dry, but old brods took up camp over there, our parents feet were wetter but closer to the bar #winning.
Not winning for long though as the youngsters from old brods were scoring fairly quickly not just once but twice, Scunny came back and had period of sustained pressure Lewis scoring a good try and a close 20 minutes closed - score wise Brods had it by one but Scunny may of been guilty of a lack of support making turnovers easy for Brods.
Changes came and the 2nd 20 belonged to Brods as they moved clear, pacey wingers the scourge of every forward looking on, Scrums we shaded and when we did have the support we were good at rucking. Scunthorpe guilty of being narrow in defence and the ability of Brods to move the ball quicker than we could get back into position. Probably can't say much more about the second 20, apart from the welcome re introduction of Big Josh who we may start calling Jonah Josh as with his first touch of the ball he went on a run with Brods defenders hanging off him reminiscent of a young lomu - probably.
A regroup for the third 20 and Brods played some more good rugby - Scunthorpe were more of a match in this third but Brods shaded it with two more scores.
Bit of a lesson handed out today, from a side who played more mature rugby than what we did, but bags of effort going off on the pitch, decent discipline, and this will do us good as although we'd like all our games to be walkovers - they won't be and we'll learn more from this than other games we've played. Few bits for us to work on in training as we start the month with a tough fixture and have other toughies this month.
If you have learnt from defeat you haven't really lost - read that somewhere, it was said by a very clever man - not me!!!
Well done Big Josh who secured mom only playing half a game but in words of the kids was pretty awesome.
Coaches mom was split between Greeny, Jake S and Big Josh