U12: St Mary's Crosby 3 AKS 7
John opened the score by running through a few tackles. Superb handling from Ralphie and Cameron allowed the flying winger Jeremy to race in over the corner.
The try of the match then followed with 6 well timed passes and the backs all running onto the ball. Luka was on hand to beat the last man for a superb score. Reece charged down a kick and ran 40 metres, and Tom, through further fine handling, added the final score of the half.
St Mary's roared back into the game with two well deserved tries. Their best players ran hard and created a number of chances only to be denied from great tackles by the two Georges and Joe. John scored again after some great work from Noah. More direct play from Daniel and Rio put Cameron in space and with some steps (best seen at the Tower Ballroom) he created a gap for Luka who ran a perfect line to score under the posts.
This game saw two good sides go head to head. St Mary's had some strong runners with the ball, which eventually got the better of the AKS defense winning 19-33. AKS had two tries from the ever illusive winger Tristan and one from 'power house' Billy with Morgan kicking two conversions.
The U15s got off to a great start with a bone crunching tackle from Jack. AKS looked to be the stronger side in the early exchanges with Ben showing his pace on the outside, but being tackle in to touch in the St Marys 22. However it was St Mary's who took the lead with strong running from the 10 and 12. From this point St Mary's took a grip on the game and despite strong tackling from the two Romans, St Mary's scored a further three tries in the first half. In the second half AKS came close with Jack powering his way up the pitch and a meandering run from Oliver. However the home side could not turn pressure into points. The final score saw St Mary's run out comfortable winners 0-30.
U13 - First Win!
Over the rugby season the U13 squad have been working tirelessly fighting tooth and nail for a win, but usually come up against bigger opposition and fall at the last hurdle. However Saturday 18th November was different, from the first whistle the boys fought hard, tackling with confidence and attacking with pace and conviction. The boys soon got their first try and a few more after that with some outstanding strength. An electric side-step from Kobe meant he would score a few tries during the match. Rhys also had chance to show his strength and size by barging through the defense to get his name on the score sheet.
We had a few boys playing out of position due to some injuries, but this wasn't about to stop the boys fighting hard to score 10 tries during the match. The opposition fought back superbly managing to get a few tries too with their big lads attacking our defense and exposing our weak points. I am sure the spectators will agree that it was a brilliant match to watch and a much deserved win for the boys. On to preparations for Saturday against Bolton.