AKS U12 win the Wirral Grammar 7 a-side plate competition
AKS U12 travelled to Wirral Grammar school in the wind and rain. Despite a slow start, with losses to Wirral Grammar and St Anselm’s, AKS found themselves in the plate competition, having grown from strength to strength as the day progressed. AKS played against Manchester Grammar In the first round of the plate and with fierce defending from Duke and Tommy, AKS took the lead with a try from Zackary as he skipped through the defence.
Later in the first half Kobe showed his pace, dancing around the winger after some fantastic passing from Daniel. In the second half, AKS continued to dominate with Harry leaving the bench to make an impact on the game along with Jacob. This pressure told, as Mitchell and Joe finished off the game with two further tries to win 20.0.
In the next game AKS faced Sandbach in a bruising encounter. Sandbach scored two early tries as AKS struggled to adjust to the physicality of this bigger side. After playing a key role for the AKS team, Mitchell was injured and unfortunately out of the competition.
Half time score was 10.0 in Sandbach's favour. In the second half AKS introduced Louis and Mark who upped our physical presence and allowed AKS to get back in the game. Then with a scintillating run down the wing from Joe, AKS were back in touch with all to play for. This was followed up by two further tries from Zackary and Joe, to win the match 15.10.
With Jack, Daniel and Mitchell sidelined through injury, the AKS were set a stern challenge against Altrincham Grammar. From the off, Altrincham were first to score and it looked like AKS may have met their match., but moments later Joe set the pitch alight again powering over to make the teams level at half time.
In the second half the game ebbed and flowed with both teams defending for their lives. It was AKS however who took the initiative, with a good run from Harry to set up Mark to score a powerful try. It was Altrincham who went on the offensive and looked set to draw level, only for Tommy to track back and tackle his man in to touch. AKS were then back on the attack for the final time, and it was Kobe who finished off the move to win the final game and the competition.
Well done team and thanks to our hosts, Wirral Grammar.