U11 Sussex Festival 15th March 2015

IMG_2835Shoreham U11s had a frustrating, tough morning at Haywards Heath, struggling to play their best at times, and at others playing some sparkling rugby.

Haywards Heath were always going to be tough first up and the eventual winners tore into Shoreham and ran into a clear lead.  The boys eventually got going but a competitive second half was too late and it ended 5-0.

Horsham were next and a much better and competitive performance made this a close game.  Excellent tackling and defence wasn’t matched by attacking opportunities and despite the performance it ended in a 2-0 loss.

Shoreham finally strung together some attacking play against Guernsey, managing to pass the ball to create space and stretch the opposition. This gave the boys belief and they ran out 4-1 winners.

Hoping to carry this good work into the next match Shoreham started playing after gifting Hove a 4-0 lead.  This sloppiness was to cost them as Shoreham slowly took the game to Hove and were eventually on top.  The 6-2 loss could so easily have been a win without the poor start.

Lookjing to end the day on a high Shoreham played old adversaries Crawley and a feisty match saw excellent tackling and strong running from the Green and Golds.  The 6-1 win was well deserved.

Shoreham finished fourth in the group, but with a more consistent performance been higher.