U15s: still asleep
WPRFC u15s 10:66 Lymm u15s
Against a team that played like champions, Park could not make much headway. Despite some sparky moments of brilliance, Winnington could not keep up with a quick and, literally, on-the-ball Lymm team.
The score line tells the story of what is the team's biggest defeat in nine years. There were some great ruck-pass-pass and ruck-pass-kick-and-chase moves as well as some powerful drives. Unfortunately, the team did not look very co-ordinated. It seemed as if everyone was concentrating on how to master Apex Legends this afternoon rather than on playing on the pitch now.
There was dogged defence for periods. There were flashes throughout. There were periods of taking the game to Lymm, chiefly at the start of the last third. There was also too much unconnected play, too much consistent route one into little space, not enough momentum on the ball, sluggishness around the ball on the ground and not enough commitment to tackles.
Lymm clearly deserved its win today.
It will get better once the team gets into gear right from the starting whistle. More communication, more reading the game and more mixing it up between the forwards and backs will get the team back to where it's used to being.