16 January 2019 / Club News

Jan 13th U9 match report

Another awesome report from Sunday!👏🏻👏🏻

Machen U9’s v Risca U9’s
The first game of 2019 for Machen U9’s turned out to be probably their best team performance of the season. Hosting Risca for the first time the Machen players kicked on in progression where they left off at the start of December. The game started with good handling and running by Risca and equally impressive defensive work by Machen. Defence turned into attack with Alfie Davies outpacing the cover and running t...he ball in from 40 yards.
The pace of the game lifted after the try with both teams scoring alternately in the first ten minutes. The tackling and handling from both teams was a big step up from before Xmas giving the sizeable watching crowd excellent value for money.
Ashton Lawton used his pace and power to break through the Risca defensive line on numerous occasions easing pressure in Machen’s half and causing big problems in the Risca half, his determination paid off breaking through the line and racing in after some lovely handling build up work by the team.
The second 10 minutes was much the same with Risca not backing down and playing some excellent rugby themselves. Again it was try for try with Millie Ferris powering in from short distance and Jacob Tunbridge using his footwork and pace to add another.
The last ten minutes was the difference between the two teams with Alfie Davies Jacob Tunbridge and a wonderful try set up by Tom Garrod for Morgan Taylor to finally turn the tide for the home team.
A debut in blue and white for Harri Deardon was one to be proud of showing some fierce tackling and lovely hands. The whole team gave 100% which left the supporters and coaches very impressed with their efforts.
Jacob Tunbridge earned the coaches player of the match for not only a hat trick of tries but his solid defensive duties.
Tries were scored by :-
Alfie Davies
Jacob Tunbridge
Ashton Lawton
Millie Ferris
Morgan Taylor
Final score Machen 9 Risca 6
Huge thanks to the parents and supporters of both teams for applauding the great rugby played by both sets of players.

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