This morning we welcomed local rivals South Gower for the first derby of the season. With SG missing quite a few players we split the team again and both sides put in outstanding defensive performances. The first half was a try fest and ended 7-3. We then set the second half team the target of stopping no more than 3 tries being scored, and they managed it with a tighter fought affair 5-3. The boys concentration in defence was superb as SG dominated possession and went through phase after phase. The turnovers were hard won and when they came the Wildcats were able to pounce quickly for the tries. Credit goes to the SG 8 for an excellent performance especially in the second half where they must have been tiring against the fresh Mumbles legs. They are sure to provide very difficult opposition when they have their full complement next time.
As we have been telling the boys all season, defences win matches. But todays highlights came from players of the week Josh and Jamie for their first Mumbles tries. Josh has been threatening the line for several Sundays and his support play was rewarded by a try in the top corner. Jamie's run-in from the half way line left the referee trailing, let alone the SG defence.
The never-ending rugby weekend continued with enthusiasm down the Cricket Club. Ethan appeared with a birthday cake which was rapidly devoured. Then the team got in some practice for tackling next year. I'm hoping that all the wildcats parents enjoyed a peaceful afternoon after the boys ran themselves into the ground. Thanks to Claire for organising the hotdogs. We need help with the rota, so if Claire hasn't collared you yet and you can help out please let her know.
Wednesday training to be confirmed...