Tadley vs Tottonians
By Roving Reporter Mark Kan
A couple of players missing, but a great turn out by returning players and U16s hungry for a chance to step up and pit themselves against a winning Tottonians team.
Despite the early showing by the opposition, Tadley soon got down to business and the Forwards looked strong, bigger and solid. The Tadley pack dominating the scrum and making territory, keeping the Backs on the front foot. Line out was loose at first with regular hooker missing, so quickly reverted to simple, direct throwing relying on the catcher to dominate. Forwards pressure in the 22m setting up nice handling and running lines for the flanker and centre to break through with similar tries from Harry and Jono, taking Tadley in 12-3 at half time.
Tadley dominated where they left off with Forwards making big strides down the pitch, now confident in the offload, pop pass to leave the opposition scrambling. A forceful ruck on the try line allowing Harry to place the ball over for the try.
The Backs turn to show some great training ground moves and two tries from Charles and Calum. The best culminating with a running and passing play from well inside their own half, before releasing Calum to run the ball in a breathtaking move.
A last effort by Tottonians giving them a consolation try, but Tadley ending with a five try and bonus point win.
Great performance given a few knocks along the way and coped well with the rolling subs.
Tries: Harry (2), Jono, Charles H, Calum C.
Conversions: Charlie L (2).