Match Report
Ellesmere College Boys-U12A vs  Wilmslow High School
On: Saturday, 18 Sep 2021
Venue: Away

3 mini matches played against Wilmslow u12 A team, B team and mixed ability team.

Match 1 vs A Team

The boys were clearly not used to a proper game and started slowly against a good team who ran in 5 early tries. There was too much offloading in the tackle, perhaps they had spent too much time watching Southern Hemisphere rugby on TV. Some key points were made at half time and the style of play was changed to be more direct and focus on taking the ball into contact.

Match 2 vs B team

We had wiped the slate clean and with a more clear game plan and state of mind the boys ran in 7 unanswered tries. Some great straight running from Joseph Joyce, Nathan Draco and Alex Hu put the opposition on the backfoot and under pressure from the kick off. Harry Walker, today’s captain was excellent and along with Grayson Raybould was particularly aggressive in defence and led from the front. A much improved performance

Match 3 vs Mixed team

The boys carried on from where they left off. Defence continued to be aggressive and more straight running led to 3 more early tries. We conceded a late try through tired tackles and heavy legs but overall a great days rugby and some valuable match practice.