U9 Sussex Festival 15th March 2015

Shorehma U9Shoreham’s under 9’s put in their best performance of the year at the West Sussex festival.

They we’re run away winners of their pool group beating Horsham 4 – 2, Haywards Heath 8 – 3,

Guernsey 6 – 2 and local rivals Hove 5 – 2.

This meant a wait in the cold wind for all the other teams to play their runners up games before

they could contest the final against a second Horsham side.

Saving their best rugby of the day till this last game they started strongly against one of the strongest sides in Sussex.

With the score 2 – 2 at half time Shoreham’s vocal travelling support could scent a fifth victory.

The second half was a war of attrition with territory not readily conceded. Players from both sides suffered knocks as last ditched tackles flew in. It was with a mighty effort and some neat handling that Horsham scored a breakaway try and ,as Shoreham pressed ever harder in the last minute, a fourth try. Horsham the eventual winners by 4 – 2.

Shoreham’ s tournament was a whole team performance with every player contributing handsomely in attack and defence. A special mention, though, must be made of Thomas Molee and Reuban Edmundson who between them scored an impressive 19 try’s.