Sports Reports - Boys
Rugby Success - Year 10 plate Final
Having endured a spell of heavy possession and dominance from Weobley in the first 10 minutes they settled down in the first half and scored a superb counter attack try where Nathan McMillan turned possession around close to our own line and quick thinking from Ollie Langford set Jamie Stearman away to run the length of the pitch in a superb solo effort. More quick thinking from Ollie Langford set Nathan McMillan away to crash over from close range to build a 12 - 0 lead but Weobley came back strong to reduce the lead just before half time to 12- 7.
Weobley had their tales up at the start of the second half and put the boys under a lot of pressure but their defence was incredible and committed from every single player. We had chances to extend the lead but made a few understandable handling errors in very windy conditions.
Deflated and tired after a superb defensive effort with 5 minutes to go their heads could have gone down at 12-12 but instead they reacted superbly to fight the wrong of the poor decision that they had taken so well.
A surge of attacks culminated in Josh Lawrence finally crashing over for a deserved winning try with just 3 minutes remaining.
Colby Clarke led from the front today. He was outstanding from start to finish, including how his character with the opposition and officials in the clubhouse afterwards.
Nathan McMillan was phenomenal throughout as was Ollie Langford despite playing a year up.
The boys were professional and focused the second we stepped off the bus and they deservedly beat a very good team this evening. Their attitude and application was superb and this was noted by many during the presentation afterwards.
The Rugby Season is off to a Flying Start.
Year 8, 9 & 10 have all made a positive start to their Rugby season kicking off with Year 8 at a competitive tournament at Weobley on Tuesday. Whilst they came away with 2 losses and a draw they deserved much more. Callum Rees, Rhys Williams, Jack Bullock & Toby Phipps Booy were particularly impressive.
The year 9s beat St Mary's comprehensively, who are always a good side filled with experienced boys. Ollie Langford was outstanding not just as a player but as a leader of others, constantly encouraging and nurturing those with less experience. Josh Lawrence, Rudy Clark and Jack Lucken also showed their class and experience of playing at club level. Will Morris and Harrison Colgan impressed in the back line using their athleticism to score a try each. Jack K-S was outstanding playing in a position for the first time, as was Connor Cushing who played a key position, again for the first time and was superb and Marcus Ashfield and Harry Eynon have both taken their games to a completely different level this season.
Year 10 also beat big city school, Whitecross with a big talent pool to select from, in their first league game. Gerrard Scully was outstanding in his role captaining the side, organising them and warming them up.
Year 7 have their first tournament coming up on Monday. Mr Reed