U13s win against touring Sidcup team
By Steve Wyres
Hard work and strong tackling help us win
Today we welcomed Sidcup who were on tour for our last game of the season.
The boys made a good fast start and within a couple of minutes, Will W floated a lovely pass out to Morgan who sprinted down the wing and with a great offload put Bobby in to open the scoring. James put in a couple excellent tackles and Jack had a fantastic first quarter with great tackles and turnovers in the ruck. Cobey was brilliant at scrum half, feeding the ball in and out of the scrum and from the back of the ruck with great speed.
We scored our second when Ollie made a great interception and with great support from Morgan, Ollie was able to side step the defence to get over the try line. George P produced an excellent kick over the defence to get us high up the pitch and from this position Will W was able to use his strength to drive over for our 3rd. Sidcup managed to score 2 quick tries making it a close 3-2 at the end of the 1st quarter.
The 2nd quarter started well, from a scrum Leon passed the ball out to Ben B who darted through the defence. With Will C and Gene making some strong drives and gained some ground, we managed to score 2 almost identical tries, both came from the a close range scrum with Bobby passing the ball to Tom who drove over both times. Evan and Louie made some really strong tackles and Roo driving them back, ensuring that Sidcup did not score in this quarter.
Unfortunately, Sidcup scored an early try in the 3rd quarter, however this spurred us on more and Leon got the ball over the line from a close range penalty. Matthew and Morgan put in some very hard tackles, slowing down the Sidcup attacks. Ellis also did some great work with his tackling and drives, ensuring that the team kept the momentum of going forward and Tom produced many hard aggressive tackles today. George P, on kicking form today produced another excellent kick and a kind bounce of the ball allowed Ollie to run on to it, running through to score number 8. Louie produced an excellent back hand pass out to Chris which almost got us through for another but before the end of the quarter we unfortunately conceded again, bringing the score to 8-4.
Bobby managed to score quickly in the final quarter from another close range scrum. Diego made quite a few tackles and runs, however Sidcup scored twice, both from intercepted passes. Cobey continued his excellent game with his tackling and determination. Matthew then scored from close range after Tom was able to charge down a kick and our final try came from great work by Evan who drove into the Sidcup half and produced a fantastic offload for Tom to sprint half the pitch to score again.
There were quite a few injuries today from both sides, so hopefully everyone will be well again soon.
Sidcup named Tom as our player of the match but well done to all the boys as this was a very good team performance. Thanks very much to Sidcup for sharing their tour with us, we hope that it has been a great fun time.
We are now a the end of a fantastic season, thanks to all the coaches who have done a great job in making every single player improve massively. Have a good break everyone and see you next season for the U14's.
Final score - 11 - 6
Tries - Bobby(2), Ollie(2), Will W, Ben B, Tom(3), Leon, Matthew