Rugby U8 and U9 – Friday 18th January 2019
Daneshill U9A vs St Georges. Lost 8-7
Daneshill played against a very fast and tough St Georges side. Unfortunately, the team lost 8-7 but each player should be proud of their individual performance. Every player knew they had a certain job to do, and they stuck with it which was great to see. We managed to score some great tries through the likes of Teddy and Zach, but they wouldn’t have been scored if they didn’t get the platform set form their team mates prior to this. We were very unlucky to lose this game; time to focus on our next challenge ahead and make sure we put in the hard work in training.
U9B v St Georges B. Won 10-6
Daneshill played some superb attacking rugby against St Georges. This highlighted their ability to spread the ball out to the wider channels by using their slick handling skills to link passes together. Daneshill took an early lead through Max Hall and Calum Hughes who both side stepped their way to the try line. A lapse in defence saw Daneshill concede tries through tackling too high. Daneshill found their second gear in the later stages of the game and did not hold back. All of the team manage to cross the try line and some point during the game, which further highlighted what a solid team performance it was. Daneshill need to continue to work on tackle height in the future, and ensure tackles made are completed by taking the opposition player to the ground. Final score 10-6 to Daneshill.
U9 C v St George’s C
An incredible attacking display from Daneshill saw them come out the victors against a well organised St George’s side. Daneshill’s ability to exploit the space in the wide channels allowed them to open up a significant lead by half time. This effort in attack was matched by the boys organisation and commitment in defence, showing great tackle technique throughout.
Some great communication from William Radcliffe really helped the team stay focused during key moments. Josh Scott-Kerr also had a standout performance, bagging himself a very impressive 4 tries. The main thing to work on would be the ability to support the ball carrier when they’ve made a break, making sure the player isn’t isolated when/If the tackle is made. Overall a very well rounded performance! Final Score- 14-7 Daneshill.
U8 A – Drew 4-4
The boys adapted really well to some new rules as they played touch for the first time. It took them a little while to understand how to run through contact (the touch) and pass and catch with momentum on their side. Also, the importance of every member of the team coming forward in defence was lost for the first few minutes. As such, St Georges were the better team in the first half. But, with a fantastic demonstration on defence from the parents at the half time break and a little tweak in attack meaning the boys began to pass after contact, they played their way back into the match for a well earned draw. We were definitely the better team after the break.
U8 B – V St George B won 4-2, v St Georges C Won 5-0
Charlie Downs opened the scoring with a pretty strong run up-field in which he managed to swerve a number of the opposition. After this St George’s hit back with a great try from their go to player, he was very fast. Some individual brilliance in both attack and defence from Zander, Arthur and Lenny saw Daneshill steamroll first the B’s and then the C’s as their evasive running and ability to come forward when making touches shone through. Well done to Freddie Powell for a great try, he had been telling me on the long walk to match that he was going to score, and score he did!