U16 Match Report
Windy conditions can't hamper handling display
Dorset and Wilts Pool 3
Away v Weymouth & Portland RFC Won 53-10
The halfway point of the season gone, Wimborne visited Weymouth for the start of the run in to the climax of the pool competition. The rain held off for the duration of the game, but the strong north easterly wind wouldn't relent, making life difficult for the kickers. But it couldn't arrest Wimborne's determination to run the ball, and within 2 minutes of the kick off the boys in black had opened the scoring with a try in the corner.
Their pressure and desire to contest every ball forced mistakes from the hosts, and the possession led to a further four tries by half time for a lead of 29-0. The break brought a few changes which took their time to settle, and combined with a lack of communication amongst the defence contributed to let Weymouth in for two tries. With space being cut down by Weymouth's very eager defence, Wimborne had to improvise and run the ball down unorthodox channels. The boys created space and supported the ball really well to end the game having scored nine tries, seven of which had come from the backs. The forwards didn't take a backward step all day and gave a solid platform to attack from.
A good run out for the first league game of 2017, but further challenges await and the boys will have to keep working hard in training.
Tries; Alex (2), Jude (2), Ethan, Justin, Jake, Tadhg, Elliot
Conversions; Jake (4)
Squad: Noah, Harry, Lorne, Ed, Harrison, James, Connor, Alex, Jake, Ben, Justin, Ethan, Charlie, Elliot, Jude, Dec, Robert S., Arthur, Sean, Tom F., Dan, Tadhg