Match 1 won 10-0
Paddy 2 tries
As the fog parted over Billesley Common, at least far enough to see the other side of the pitch, the U12s were revealed in strength. It was good to see our new lads, as well as those returning well represented.
Kidderminster were a well drilled opposition, making effective use of kicking, more than we were used to. The opening exchanges were evenly contested, though Moseley didn’t really appear sharp enough at the breakdown. However, after a few minutes, the forwards committed to the game and set the pattern for what was to come- a morning of forward dominance, releasing the backs to good effect.
Both tries were scored by Paddy, using his strength and direct running to good effect, thought the man of the man performance goes to Kieran ,showing great resilience at number 8 , taking the ball into contact every time but never without winning valuable yards first.
Overall after a slow start a hard fought and very well deserved win.
Match 2 won 15-0
Ben 1 try Dylan 2 tries.
Though the second game gave an opportunity for some of our newer and developing players, alongside more battle hardened veterans, the game actually bought about some of the best team play of the day. Wholesale changes at half time didn’t disrupt the game at all. Ben controlled the game at fly half, with the Josephs sharing the scrum half shirt. After an incredibly strong surge and a good off load from Thomas, Ben went over for the first try of the game.
The front row of Tim, Callum and Hriday were immense in the first half, and the thud of Hriday and Archie on the opposition prop from a penalty restart can still be heard echoing around the common.
Our hard working props were replaced at half time with Max and Dylan but the work ethic remained the same - Moseley kept driving forward and Max was instrumental in both of Dylan’s subsequent tries. The game closed with several lads playing in unfamiliar positions and yet with Paddy at full back and 'winger Thorn' on the prowl, the team never looked like coming second best.
Great performances from the whole team- well done lads. - Louise
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