Worcester (U12) vs Ledbury (U12)
The Woos too much for the Ledbronians this morning
One of the favourite fixtures of the season as The Mighty Woos put out the firsts against the boys from t'other side of them there Malvern hills, the Ledbronians. History tells the lads from across the county line have plenty much firepower...but what would this morning bring?
With a few debutants getting the call this morning the Wortrinians were bristling for action, Olly of the Garn, Luther, Stringer, and Wrighty, all drafted in after showing their metal in recent weeks.
An hour and a half of intensive touch rugby saw coach Wrighty Snr run in a gorgeous hat trick of tries, and the lads were warmed up nicely and ready to go go go.
From the off Woo were on top.
Boom! Herbs was in for the first.
Boomboom! Like Basil Brush (not sure that's a contemporary reference likely to be understood by our target audience) Herbs was in for his second.
The Ledberatians looked stunned, using the ropes to stay upright, but the Woo's weren't finished. Oh no siree, here they go again...
Smash! Chipper's over for the third.
Whallop! Herbs through once more, but unselfishly teeing up Dom running an energetic support line.
It was relentless, defence tight, energy high, teamwork of the highest order.
Wrighty and Mr T at 9 and 10 kept things ticking over nicely, shifting play around, probing the Ledbellians, hitting the soft spots, then round the corner went George Riley for his trademark picky picky go go.
Ledbury grabbed a couple back, before a sweet sweet move orchestrated by Dom baffled and teased the Bury's. Running a line to the corner flag he suckered them into thinking he'd lost his bearings, before offloading one handed out the back to Maggot who took the contact, fast ball to Fish'ed who stepped and went low. Sweeeeet.
To finish off the dish Herbs stretched his legs from deep, knocked over a few skittles on the way and rounded the last battered and exhausted Ledburatiaronian to sprinkle some freshly chopped basil on the top of the sauce. Voila..!
Another top class performance, things are starting to click, and click good, like a caterpillar wearing tap shoes.
Many thanks to Dash Snr., Richard Hingley, for the excellent photographs.