Match 1. Cobham v Farnham
The U7’s got off to a flying start with a 2-0 victory over Cobham. Showing great confidence they held their line well and the game saw some great team passing skills and fast running leading to outstanding tries by (don’t know who they were!). Victory was also assured through solid defensive play, running down the opposition and halting their attacks with superb tagging abilities.
Match 2. Farnham v Old Reigatians G
Tougher opposition was met in the second match leading to a 2-2 draw. Again the lads displayed some great passing skills and use of the pitch, finding the space to produce their two great tries. (Lara – One of the try scorer’s, not Matthew who’s telling me he scored in this match?? - showed excellent reading of the opposition dodging and changing direction to find space in his outstanding dash to the try line.
Match3. Farnham v Weybridge Vandals
Farnham piled on the pressure in their 3rd match, consistently taking the game well into the Weybridge half. However some solid reading of the ball and passing manoeuvres by the Weybridge Vandals saw them intercept Farnham passes and turn the match round for a 2-1 victory. The Farnham try however, by either Oliver Buckton or Oliver McCulloch (I think), saw him break away with the ball and run full tilt almost the full length of the pitch to score one of the best tries of the day.
Match4. Alton v Farnham
It was clear that Alton were going to be the toughest challenge, as their 5-2 victory demonstrated. However Alton had to fight all the way due to some superb defensive play by Farnham. Fine tagging skills and sheer determination, especially by Ned Booker, meant the Alton victories were not easy. When a determined attack by Farnham, close to the Weybridge try line, was eventually turned over Oliver McCulloch (I think or Oliver Buckton) put in an outstanding chase of the Alton player virtually the full length of the pitch, narrowly missing a tag by the finest of margins. Farnham’s two spirited tries ( James Purnell was one of the try sorcerers, don’t know the other) were the result of great teamwork and passing of the ball, demonstrating that the U7 B’s are really beginning to understand the fundamentals of the game.