May 11, 2019
Elmbridge Eagles U13s Lose out to Hemel Stags
Hemel Stags U13s 54 – Elmbridge Eagles U13s14
The score did not tell the story…. It was a great effort by all 16 players that made the journey to Hemel, with only one Year 8 in the team the odds were stacked against the Eagles both in terms of experience and size. However the ball handling skills and bravery of the team made for a very competitive game especially in the second half when the try count was only 4 to 2 in Hemel’s favour.
All the players from 1 to 16 gave 100%, sometimes the enthusiasm got the better of the them, the error count in the first half resulted in the majority of Hemel’s tries. Ball retention and completion of sets of 6 tackles will be the key focus going forward.
All players played their part and deserve a mention!
Coach Matt Walker was very proud of the team and the parents for their support. The score doesn’t truly reflect the positives to take from the game.
Training continues: ‘Old Cranleighan Sports Club, Portsmouth Road, Thames Ditton, KT7 0HB’ on Tuesdays 7-8.30pm.