Date: Sun 25th Nov 2018
Sunday 25th November – Woodford u13s 55 Harlow u13s 5 – Friendly
This week our young red men travelled to Woodford to take on a team which for the most part were a bit bigger than our team.
Unfortunately, our winning streak came to an end, but in a way where we can learn some key lessons and take them into future games. The importance of turning up prepared to play, sticking together and performing as a team are key. At times the team needed to stay tight, in a period towards the end of the first half this was needed and the boys responded well really pulling together.
Woodford used a number of the big players to bash some holes in our defence. This meant they raced to a 20-0 lead in the first 15 minutes. Our poor body position in both the scrum and the ruck was punished by a stronger team who out rucked us winning the ball on many occasions.
We appeared to be back in the game and held the score, almost scoring ourselves when Henry Stovell made a back and was caught just short of the line.
Half time: Woodford led 20-0
The second half started well, Woodford scored but this was quickly followed by a Harlow try. A quick tap penalty from Owen Eynon, passed to Tobie Westbrook who saw there was space out wide passing to Henry Stovell and then onto Joe Court to score. It was a score that showed great identification of space with quick thinking and great presence of mind to pass the ball to Joe in space.
Towards the end of the game Woodford ran in a few more tries as Harlow pick up a few knocks and tired.
Next week we take on Barking at home where we will get back on the winning rugby trail having learnt the lessons from this week.
Harlow Man of the Match: Not awarded this week.
Tries: Joe Court
Referee: Woodford first half, Paul Eynon second half
1st Half Team
1. Jacob Morgan, 2. Archie Goodger, 3. Callum Boyce, 4. Charlie Jacques, 5. George Snowdon, 8. Jamie Oliver, 9. Owen Eynon. 10. Tobie Westbrook, 11. Joe Court, 12. Danny Billington, 13. Henry Stovell (Captain), 14. Noah Reynolds, 15. Jack Rushworth
2nd Half Team
1. Jacob Morgan, 2. Archie Goodger, 3. Brandon Jackson, 4. Mason Pagnet, 5. Charlie Jacques, 8. Jamie Oliver, 9. Owen Eynon (Sub Jack Rushworth). 10. Tobie Westbrook, 11. Joe Court, 12. Danny Billington, 13. Henry Stovell (Captain), 14. Callum Hewlett (Sub Noah Reynolds), 15. Freddie Adams