U9's prove their mettle against Longton
A strong start and consistent pressure prove too much for Longton
It seemed like Longton took a while to wake up in this weeks first match. Uttoxeter capitalised with some great running and crossing the line for several tries in the first half, however a half time chat from their coach saw a different opposition turn out for the second period. They were quicker to the tackle and more confident in their running. But a series of strong defensive phases from Uttoxeter, including particularly heroic efforts from Ethan and Tom saw us hold out for the first match.
The second game was more evenly matched. As we had plenty of subs there were fresh legs to use, with great runs from almost every member of the team. The support in attack was particularly impressive, and although the defensive structure wasn't 'standard' it seemed to work just well enough to edge out Longton in the second match. A great team effort from everyone this week.
Man of the match: Tom