Us vs Farnborough
Coming of age...
What a match!
Played in the right spirit and full of competiveness, US Portsmouth ran out 20-5 winners.
Going down to an early try, the omens didn't look good but all the boys picked themselves up and took the fight to Farnborough.
Lots of pressure from US and some huge hits against some much bigger lads gave US some real momentum and led to James scoring his first try for US. Well done! The confidence of US was probably best summed up by a dummy thrown by James O'B that confused everyone including his coaches!
We went in all square at the break at 5-5 and everyone felt that the game was there for the taking.
In the second half, we began to move the ball around the park more and brought our backs into the game well with the ball moving through the hands quick and getting wide.
From a ruck on the left hand side of the pitch, we turned the ball over and went right across the pitch leading to Ethan scoring in the right hand corner.
With US heads up and fighting for every ball, we began to find more space but the aggression and pressure from US was also telling with Farnborough spilling ball our way. Half way through this period, Ethan spotted a gap in the middle of the park and foiund his way past two last ditch tackles to score his second and US's third try of the game.
Farnborough came back fighting but with some immense tackling by all the lads but especailly Joe E and Lloyd we held them well at bay.
With time running down, US kept the pressure on and kept Farnborough on the back foot. With the last play of the game, we managed to turnover their ball and a break down the blind side led Ethan to score his hat-trick and US winning 20 points to 5.
Well done to everyone today. A match that you can all be really proud of.