U11B Rugby v Mowden Hall U11
Wednesday 5th October 2016
Geordie M (C)
St Mary's travelled down to Mowden Hall to face a strong and sizeable side. The game started similarly to the Fettes tournament last week, with a few heads still seeming to be on the bus. It took most of the first half to get up to speed and begin playing as we wanted to. However when we started to pass and tackle more effectively, the attacking play began to become more promising and the defence held strong with excellent tackles coming from Geordie M and Archie J. Stewart M took the game to Mowden with some excellent runs, cutting through the defence, and with some great offloading it kept the momentum going and scoring seemed inevitable. There were many chances, however it seemed we just couldn't be as clinical as we would like and a few knocks prevented a few tries being scored.
The second half began as the first half had ended with some great play and running through Ed S, but it was just the last pass that seemed be falling short! With some great pressure from Mitchell C and Alex M, the attack from Mowden was foiled on multiple occasions and accompanied with some more excellent tackling from Geordie M and Ollie L, a multitude of tries were prevented from being scored.
The St. Mary's attack then began to build up and with more territory, it enabled us to offload and keep the play going which subsequently resulted in Stewart M crashing over for a try.
With a few more minutes on the clock then there may have been more points scored in St. Mary's favour, however with the final whistle blown, it rounded up a game that the boys can be proud of themselves for. It was a huge improvement on last weeks performance, however there is still scope to bring even more to the table in terms of each individuals' performance!
Well done boys on a great effort all round!
Jules Birdsall, 06/10/2016