KRFC U13's V Bugbrooke
By Stewart Holford
Full Squad Performance
Following the Saints Festival & DPP trials this week we brought the whole squad back together for the re scheduled match against Bugbrooke. Bugbrooke bringing 13 players so we would be loaning subs this week. Two half's of 30 minutes & here's ow it played out.
First few minutes sees some very even play between the sides. Ball changing sides due to the wet weather & the boys getting warmed up. First scrum & unfortunately Bugbrooke loose their hooker to injury. Sam steps in to play hooker for Bugbrooke. Kettering win the ball and some great work by the forwards using the calls that Phil Roo has been working on with them. Good phases of play & Ewan over for the try. Re-start & Kettering on the attack, ball to Tom R who runs straight & hard, multiple hand offs & he scores. Bugbrooke getting into their groove now, breaking out of their half with superb offloads but it's a knock on on our try line. Kettering on the attack now, more offloads & great running & Christian in for the score. Bugbrooke on the break now, they have a good centre who charges up the field to score. Bugbrooke break again & it's good running & off loading to score again. Kettering defending a lot now. Kettering on the attack now and ball goes through at least seven pairs of hands at repeated phase breakdown until it gets to Freddie who's in for the try. Bugbrooke in our half again but it's lost forwards & a scrum to Kettering, ball out & through all the backs hands working their way up field. Rory brought down just short of the line, Alex with a pick and go from the breakdown for a try.
Sam back with Kettering & Clarke on for Bugbrooke. Bugbrooke on the attack again but Sam dominates a breakdown & gets the ball out to Freddie who scores. More ruck dominance from Kettering, ball out to the backs & out to Rory who's in for the try. Bugbrooke defending well in their half but the Kettering forwards are dominating the breakdown again. More phase play using the new calls. Toby makes a good break running a hard line to score. Bugbrooke attacking again but loose the ball forwards in our half, Freddie fly hacks the ball a good five or six times & over the try line only for BEN BOWMAN to dive on the ball to score. Disgraceful behaviour from Bowman with the only positive being he was on Freddie's shoulder the whole time in support. Kettering pressuring again. Penalty to Kettering 5m out, ball to Will H who crashes over for the try. Some good play from the forwards again, good recycling of the ball. Max picks the ball off the back of the ruck, sees the gap & is over for the try. Good attacking play from Kettering, Bugbrooke defending really well but the off loading from Kettering is superb. Ruck on the 5m, Ben with a pick & go he's over for the try. More pressure & Kettering with a scrum in Bugbrookes half, Ben from the back of the scrum goes over for the try. Some great play again from Alex who Tackles down Will H ( Bugbrooke) & he's straight in for the jackle & wins a penalty ( holding on) Text book stuff from Alex. Some good breaks from Aiden who presents the ball well. Ioan & Austin defending really well today, great tackling from these two. Try saving stuff on the wings.Cyrus secures the ball in his own half & makes a fantastic break, hands offs galore and he's up to their 22 & ball out to Max who does the same. Bugbrooke defend and secure the ball. Great break from Cyrus with max in support though.
Thats time here at waverley Road
Tries: Ewan 1, Tom R 1, Christian 1, Freddie 2 ( should of been 3), Alex 1, Rory 1, Toby 1, Ben 3 ( should of been 2), Will H 1 & Max 1
Ten different try scorers today with support from everyone on the pitch. Superb defending & some good tackling to keep Bugbrooke at bay. A real squad performance. Well done everyone.