Winnington Park R.F.C.

Winnington Park R.F.C.

Where were we in the first half

by graeme wass

Waterloo arrived today for the second time this season and were into the game quickly scoring three tries with quick, positive, direct play leaving WP floundering around. The tackling was too high, around the legs please and the contact area resembled a toddler group coffee morning (no offence to toddlers intended) as more players were stood watching than actually getting involved. Where was the technique, ability and self belief we have seen from you all over the season so far? A good individual try from Luke Cannings was WP’s only score for the first half. Adam Benfedda did go close but yet again lost the ball in contact as he crossed the line. (Two hands on the ball please)

Half time trailing 24-5

The boys that got us into this situation were going to have to get us out, as the coaches had few options on the bench this week with a depleted squad.

There was more resolve shown from those on the field and the kicking from Jack Kennedy was proving effective in defence and attack. Still there was to often forwards running unsupported or worse still running across the field.

Scrums were solid enough and eventually WP managed to get pressure on the Waterloo line. Adam Benfedda scored a good try from a tap penalty with three Waterloo players holding on. (Where was his support?).

A fine solo try from Jack Kennedy was the next WP score as he collected his own kick and forced his way over. Waterloo scored again and were unlucky not score several more tries knocking on close to the line.

The last score for WP was created by excellent backline defence, turning the ball over and the speedy Kieran Evans scoring.

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A good second half response but not enough to stop a Waterloo win.

Honours even one match each this season and it must be our turn to visit Waterloo next year.

Thanks for another enjoyable match.

Man of the Match Jack Kennedy

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