Sunday, 12 September 2010
Match report - Penclawdd
With Penclawdd seemingly struggling for numbers, we got straight into a warm up practice match amongst ourselves. This got the team focussed and eventually we were able to play three thirds against our visitors, Penclawdd.
There were some excellent tries run in from our players today, tries from Dylan (2), Luca (2), Josh R, Myles and Connor. The final score was 7-7, and it was a really good exciting game to watch. All players contributed and played their part. As the season progresses we will make sure that all players get more game time to develop their rugby skills.
Last week we decided to focus on some areas to improve for this match. Those were highlighted in last weeks report. All coaches were delighted that the boys responded so well this week. Of particular improvement was the tackle area when we are attacking. We have learned to leave the area free so the scrum half has time to pass out and away from the built up areas. This means we can get tries being run in which we all witnessed today.
During the first third today we scored 4 tries, Penclawdd didnt score one. This was because the Wildcats team who were on the pitch were pushing up fast in defence. They lined up and as soon as the opposition had passed, they were running up to tackle. This was great rugby, there were some great tackles from all players. The oppostion did not have time to get running at full speed and therefore couldn't score. The following thirds this did not happen as well. We all need to work on our defensive line and pressurising the attacking runners. If we are able to master this, I am sure we will have another successful season.
All in all, a massive improvement on our first match. Well done everybody! Let's keep this momentum going!
Training Wednesday, usual time and place!
Posted by Matthew at 14:01