This week Tadley U13's played host to Alton and welcomed back our old friends Jason and his son, Max.
As both teams had lots of players we elected to play 3 x 20 minute matches to give every player plenty of game time. Determined not to get off to a slow start as we had done the previous week, Tadley made a good start as both teams 'weighed each other up'. It wasn't long before the tries started coming from both teams although Tadley's pack started to dominate 'up front' creating space behind for the backs and we ran out winners of the first game 20-10.
The second 20 minutes proved to be our strongest and Tadley put in a great team performance and managed to keep Alton out of the game despite Alton constantly trying to break out and to their credit, trying to run everything when they had possession. The Tadley pressure paid off and we finished up 20-0 winners.
Alton came out fighting in the the third 20 minutes and Tadley were starting to tire. However, yet again, the team pulled it together and dug deep and took control of the game finishing up 15-5 winners and a total aggregate score of 55-15.
Alton played some great competitive rugby and the match provided great entertainment for the spectators as we played on the 1st team pitch.
Report by Paul Cape, Head Coach