U15Bs bring season to a close with Chobham Friendly
An honourable loss to an accomplished Chobham B team saw the U15Bs with heads held high at the end of a great season's rugby
The Farnham U15's B team ended the season, with an honourable loss to a Chobham side that had beaten us 50-0 last year, with a final scoreline of 30-10 to Chobham not reflective of the game. Chobham were deserved winners with their powerful runners being the main difference. But they found an admiration for a Farnham team who never gave up.
What was most pleasing is from arrival to warm up, to how the match started, the attitude from all the team was spot on, they were up for it.
Making me proud was when the oppo scored, they gathered themselves under the posts, and calmly talked themselves through the plan.
The attitude commitment and not giving up carried the boys through the game and we certainly finished the stronger.
Age Grade B rugby can be challenging as not all clubs have the same standards and display rugby's core values. Too often other clubs load with A's or County players. The B players have to adapt and learn to battle against tough sides sometimes, but their resolve to continue the contest has always made me proud, never giving up and doing their best to the end. A coach or parent cant ask for more.
We know when we play teams of a similar standard we are good. Some great wins this year include, Old Ruts, Guildford, Old Cats, and the epic 1 point win over Reigate to get us to the final.
By my count we have seen 17 boys this season play in both the A and B teams, over a 3rd of the squad, showing how we are narrowing the gap in skill and talent. I am sure as the next season progresses this will only increase, and I am confident some predominant B's will become predominant A's (and of course vice versa).
This is a great reflection on our squad our ethos and the commitment of everybody.
Sundays Podium Points were (They were chosen by Captain Ben Seymour, and matched my vote exactly)
1 Point - Lucas Maxwell - Came on first half and immediately got stuck in to their giant winger, giving him a new perspective on life and suddenly doubt (he stopped trying to go outside after that). Great tackle, great aggression, and this continued to the final whistle.
2 Points - Scott Atcheson - The rugby newbie this year, now on the podium, tackle after tackle after tackle, and all text book chops! Picked up a knock, but carried on regardless. (Keep working hard and next season is yours to dominate!)
3 Points - Jake Kimberley - Took the coaches and his Dad's challenge, and upped his work rate, and upped and upped and upped. Came out in the second half like he had not even played 30 minutes making FOUR thunderous tackles in a row showing his mates the way. Good try from a rumble in the corner to cap a deserved Podium topping day.