U9 v Crawley 2nd March 2014

DSC_0046We received a warm welcome from Crawley and were greeted by some very soggy pitches.  The morning started with some training drills before the matches began.  Crawley had enough players to form two teams.

Crawley 1  Vs  Shoreham

This match saw a confident start from Shoreham with tries coming from Luke and Jake before Crawley broke through our defence to score a try.  We then seemed to step up a gear and took control of the match.  Luke and Jake were able to score again before James made a fantastic run scoring on the stroke of half time.  The second half continued at the same pace and there was some great play from Ollie, Toby, Etienne and Ashley who all put in some brilliant try stopping tackles enabling both Luke and Jake to score again.  Final Score:  Crawley  1  :  Shoreham  7

Crawley 2  Vs  ShorehamDSC_0003

This match again was played at a furious pace, despite the very soggy pitch, we took an early lead with a superb try from Toby.  We dominated the first half completely with tries coming from Luke and 2 from Jake.  The second half was a little more even with Crawley scoring two nice tries but Shoreham just overpowered Crawley completely with tries coming from Luke and Jake.  Final Score:  Crawley  2  :  Shoreham  6


Today’s Team consisted of:  Luke Gray,  Toby Murphy, Ashley Calvert, Etienne Freschard-Penny, Travis Tilling, Ollie Bushby, Jake Gale and James Masters.


Given this was your first real competitive session this year, you were all brilliant.  Great team work, great tackling from Toby, Ollie, Etienne, James and Ashley, nice quick passes getting the ball to Jake and Luke for some superb finishing.  You all have your strengths and when put together you make a great team.  Keep up the good work.DSC_0071