U10 Rugby beat Fettes

Well played, boys!

It was a bright and breezy afternoon at Fettes for the clash of these 2 great city rivals. The U10s looked focused on arrival and were sharp in their warm up with a range of slick passing drills in front of some impressed parents. The teams separated and our Captain for the day, Arran MacDonald, unfortunately lost the coin toss. Cargilfield were defending straight away.

Fettes had one or two ball players who if not contained had the potential to score a lot of points. Thankfully our defence held firm under the early onslaught with special mention going to Erza and Ensay who made some great covering tackles. With the first turn over, Cargilfield struck, Arran showing Fettes a clean pair of heels out wide to score in the corner. Arran struck again quickly after his first try which really settled everyones nerves allowing the rest of the team to grow into the game. Archer and Charlie began to make great line breaks but what was especially pleasing was how our link up play improved. The boys were not only looking for the support but finding our runners with a good range of passing. By the end of the first 10 minutes we were 4-1 up.

Our bench was strong allowing the boys to stay fresh with rotating subs. They all made an impact Teddy and Hector began to come into the ground remaining strong in defence, George causing chaos in the Fettes defence popping up everywhere looking for the ball. Archer, Aaron and Charlie continued with their strong runs scoring tries and keeping the score boarding ticking over in our favour. Ezra had become pivotal in our attack by cleverly following our runners and being that lynch pin in terms of distrubation at the break down with some sniping runs or snappy passes into our secondary runners. By the end of the 2nd 10 mins Cargilfield had stretched their lead to 11-4.

The final third saw Cargilfield get off to a slow start conseeding 2 earlier tries. The boys were disappointed with themselves, regrouping and utlising our strength in depth to finish strongly. The game finished 14-6. All the boys contributed well which made for a great team perfomace. They have put a lot of pressure on the U10A’s

The game was once again played in the right spirit throughout with our subs even helping Fettes out to ensure the match was as competitive as it could be. It was not an easy match to officate so a huge thanks goes to Rebecca who managed it very well. Also a another thank you to Fettes for being great hosts and providing us with lovely match teas.

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