Just wanted to share this report from Matt Adderley on the two semi finals our Under 13’s played this morning. Congratulations to all the boys, coaches and parents. Also many thanks to their sponsors Leo Associates
I’m still smiling!
First game will be forever known as the battle of Longton. From start to finish our lads scrapped, tackled, ran, drove their way up the pitch. We went in at half time playing some brilliant rugby. The second half they came back strong. They had the wind, they had subs with fresh legs and they got it back to 3-3. In some teams the heads would have dropped, but not our boys. They never gave up, never gave an inch. They played for each other, supported each other, made one last break and Rhys finished in the corner to win it with the last play of the game. I’m sure those lads will remember that feeling for a long time to come. I certainly will!
Second game was simply perfection. They turned up with a massive team, thought they could bully us, thought they could run over us and got a rude awakening. We scored 8 try’s, some of which were first class. But the defence was like nothing they’d ever experienced. We knocked them back time after time and didn’t give them any space to play. They had no plan B and ran out of ideas. The best defensive display of rugby I have ever seen.
Both teams in a final now and who in their right minds would bet against them?
Awesome boys. We are all in awe and very, very proud.