What a great day we had at the Hastings festival today. It was so lovely to see so many of you there. A full squad and 2 subs, that’s a great start to the session. The players were Felix Mason, Lana Wilks, Harvey Norris, Zac Snelling, Jamie-Luca Colbeck, Aaron Bamford, Daniel Hook, Daniel Norris, AJ Holmes, Rudy Heasman, Michael Gray, Leanor Tilling, Cameron Mander and Nathan Funnell.
We were divided into 2 pools today and we played against Lewes, Heathfield and Hastings & Bexhill. Then at the end a play off for 1st and 2nd and then 3rd and 4th.
So we started the day off playing against Lewes. They are a strong team. We struggled to get into the rugby frame of mind but once we were in the flow some really great rugby was played. Some good tackling and passing but unfortunately Lewes managed to score 7 tries throughout the game. The guys played really well but just couldn’t concede a try.
Our second game was again Heathfield. Another strong team but our guys went out there and played some more really great rugby. There was a lot of great tackling and great scrums but just couldnt keep that ball down our end. So unfortunately Heathfield were able to concede 9 tries.
Our last game of the pool was against Hastings & Bexhill. They had to borrow a couple of players from Hove. We again played areally good game of rugby. We kept on top of the opposition and made a good few attempts of turnover of the ball but just couldnt get the tries in. The guys were tackling hard and winning scrums but just no tries for there hard work. Hastings and Bexhill managed to score 6 tries. What a shame the score doesn’t reflect the game.
We then had to play for 3rd/4th place. We were up against Hastings and Bexhill. Our guys came out with some much needed aggression and there was lots of tackling and some good runs. The first half saw H&B score 3 tries. The second half was more of the same. Great rugby was being played and Zac Snelling made a great catch and pushed his way through the wall and scored a try. Followed by 2 further tries from Hastings and Bexhill. Final score Hastings & Bexhill 5 v Shoreham 1.