Risca RFC | Under 10s 10 - 13 Machen RFC | Under 10s
Tom Garrod
3 Try
Alfie Davies
4 Try
Jacob Tunbridge
3 Try
Sonnie Boe Sargent
1 Try
Ashton Lawton
1 Try
Morgan Taylor
1 Try

Match Report
19 September 2019 / Team News

U10's V Risca

Another sunny rugby Sunday morning for Machen under 10’s saw us take the short journey over the mountain to another of our local rivals Risca.
Our small squad of 12 players needed to show up against a very good Risca team and fair play to all 12 they gave 100% from start to finish. The first half was a very even contest ending 5 tries each with Tom Garrod the days captain leading the way and cutting through the defence to bag a brace of tries. As a squad we look for continued progress from every player and evident from the start was the renewed confidence of Reuben De-St-Croix who drove the ball on, into the bigger opposition at will making valuable meters in the process.
Also making great progress was Morgan Taylor with great tackling & supporting the ball with a brilliant finish to claim the first try of the match. Risca were also excellent, with their big players making ground and releasing the ball to their very talented speedy back division. Risca continued with this success in the second half and Machen did well to keep the score to a deficit of one try. This half the destructive running of Ashton Lawton kept us going forward and the finishing pace and footwork of Alfie Davies kept us in the match, both players scoring between them the 3 Machen tries of the half. Machen’s defence were really tested but stood up to the constant drives from the big Risca players.
Going into the last 15 minutes the coaches were hoping that the squad could keep up with Risca and continue with the quality of rugby being shown by both teams. To the coaches and supporters delight Machen found another gear and quickly overturned the deficit, now starting to manage the Risca attacks much better and finishing the stronger of the two teams.
Ellis Beechey and Dylan Griffin both grew into game with their tackling and running with the ball, giving the Risca defence something else to have to contain, with the added threats in the middle of the park both our wide players Jacob Tunbridge and Sonnie Sargent had more space to stretch the defence with both players scoring tries in the corners to help the team sneak the win 13-10. We still have lots to work on in competing for the ball on the ground but we were better than last week meaning we are heading in the right direction.
Huge thanks to Risca’s coaches, players and supporters who applauded and encouraged both teams, we were all rewarded with a great mornings rugby from both clubs.
The coaches player of the week went to Reuben DSC for his huge improvements made this week.
Try scorers were:-
Morgan Taylor - 1
Tom Garrod - 3
Alfie Davies - 4
Jacob Tunbridge - 3
Ashton Lawton - 1
Sonnie Sargent- 1
The coaching team couldn’t of asked any more from the players who gave their all.
Thanks again for all the support from the parents and supporters.
Next Sunday is Newport HSOB Away

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