A Win At West Park
'Loo boys back on form
On a warm October morning the young men of Firwood Waterloo U16 ventured down the road to our close friends in St Helens. Over the years this has always been a very tight game, but today on a huge first team pitch the team that made better use of the elements and pitch would be successful. West Park started with the advantage of the slope but the Waterloo lads held firm and following a couple of breakaways by returning flier Teddy Jackman, the men of red,white and green were ahead early on. A couple of close quarter efforts were scored, all brilliantly converted by the King....McQueen! Pressure late in the half saw West Park score under the posts and very shortly after drop the ball over the line in a scoring position so half time was appreciated by the men from Crosby.
The second half saw the Six Nations Tourists at their best with phase after phase of open play. Great interplay, offloads and fast running rugby resulted in a further three tries from the fleet of foot Teddy, he ended the day with five tries. The coaching team were delighted to see some of the skills and moves they work hard to instil recreated on the pitch, as demonstrated by scores by McIntosh,Vidamour and a solo seventy yarder from one of our two Welshmen, maybe it was the thought of being bitten by a lion had Rhys sprinting towards the try line!
West Park tackled their hearts out , were a credit to their club and Kevin/Geoff have a great set of lads to continue to work with and develop. Thanks from Firwood Waterloo to Richard Noble, a local Society Referee who managed the game in a terrific manner, always talking to the players and a penalty count of only three against was an improvement on the previous week. We now look forward to our first home game of the season next weekend versus old friends from Caldy.