The best game of the season so far. The early highlights were the commitment shown by both teams with everyone tackling. The first try went to Rio who ran around the first few defenders and then used his pace down the wing. St Mary’s Hall soon scored 2 tries of their own, with one of their powerful runners breaking free from a maul and other one reacting quickly after a great tackle had been made 10 metres out. Iestyn, playing prop, decided he would support anybody with the ball and he won a lot of rucks and mauls for the team. Luke had his best game yet, harassing the opposition scrum-half and putting in a few crucial and brave tackles, surely Ireland’s answer to the great Gary Armstrong. Thomas enjoyed putting in some more tackles. Dan used his experience and was able to commit a few defenders and get a few nice passes away. Aki, growing in confidence by the match, showed good strength all-round the pitch.
At half time, we were a score down and St Mary’s soon scored another well-deserved and well worked try. Elliot got AKS going forward again and showed great strength, he was joined by Josh who enjoyed some good runs. This allowed the backline to get going forwards and Cameron saw some space out wide. Rio made the sort of catch that would pay a Fleetwood trawler man’s mortgage and raced in for another try. St Mary’s soon scored another good try. Substitutions were made and Billy ran into space to finish a great team try. A last ditch tackle from Cameron forced a knock on from a certain score and AKS retained possession. Some great drives and recycling from the forwards led to Oliver having a chance to draw the match with an excellent 30 metre run.
I would like to thank Mr Briers for his coaching, Mr Matthews for his excellent refereeing and all of the parents for their support.
Report by Cameron in Year 6