Under 14's Through to the quarter finals!
A solid all round performance in awful conditions.
The under 14's delivered a good all round performance against a very good Waterloo side that a few weeks ago came within a couple of points of beating us. In blizzard like conditions reminiscent of the Wilmslow fixture a couple of weeks ago we quickly went in front, following a line out the ball found its way out to Leo who broke from half way. With work still to do he superbly stepped 2-3 Waterloo players to go in under the posts and give Jude S an easy conversion.
Following another line out Rorio extended our lead, showing great strength to hold off the Waterloo fullback to go sliding in. The third try of the half came following a great run from Jack Darby who managed to pop the ball up to support runner Charlie for him to go in. Jude S added the extras.
As one sided as this sounds, it wasn't. Waterloo enjoyed the lions share of possession in the first half but we defended a high line and kept them in there own half for the majority. The difference was our execution when the chances came.
We saw a lot more of the ball in the second half adding another 3 unanswered tries. Jim pounced on a loose ball for the first, a quick tap and go from Darby following a penalty found Charlie who powered over from 5 yards out for the second and Jim with a second try in at the corner.
Overall we looked good today, solid in the scrum, disciplined in defence (nilling a very good side) and aggressive with the ball in hand. Only downside were some sloppy line outs gifting the ball to Waterloo.
Thanks to Ian for reffing, Dave and the Waterloo lads for the great game, we've no fixture next week due to half term.Next stop the quarter finals!