Minis match report 2018-2019

Minis at Aylesbury 28th October 2018

Under 6 and Under 7’s

Another trip out for the under 6+7s and despite the cold they all turned up ready to play wearing plenty of layers.

For some it was their first match and they were excited to get started.  Tags and tries a plenty from all the children and it’s a pleasure to coach and watch them each week.  Special mention goes to Iris who was named TREDS champion by the Aylesbury coach and our own TREDS champion was Loui.

Our under 6s participated in a joint training session with Aylesbury under 5+6s and it was good to see some of our newest players come along and join in…..in fact they looked like they hand been playing for weeks not just 1.   Well done to all of them.

 

Under 10’s

 So after travelling long distances weeks prior it was a welcome sight to see our fixture against local side Aylesbury.
As alway the buzzards turned out in good numbers allowing the coaches to split the teams into 2 and as Aylesbury were able to do the same it allowed for all players to get max match time .
The teams, much to mine and many parents amazement did not let the near artic conditions bother them and they all dug deep to get the results required.
Some real team work going on with a lot of passing and also getting the opposing team over the side lines to the gain possession of the ball.
Aylesbury were a very strong side with some great players that really stood out but the buzzards just would not give up or give in and no matter what happened they did not have dampened spirits and when leighton conceded a try, it drove them to step it up.
At the end of what was a great set of matches we had 2 teams of LBRFC players that had truly had great games. It was then time for the coaches to give the team talk and announce the man of the match for each team and overall.
The trophy winners on the day were Shaun MOTM team 1, Connor MOTM team 2 and Sam Rickard overall motm.
Really enjoyed watching the game, well done all involved and as always thank you to the coaches.

 

Under 12’s

Buzzards enjoy coming to Aylesbury and thanks must go to our hosts for welcoming and looking after us through the morning. We played what amounted to five, mini-matches of rugby lasting 10-15 minutes each. All the rugby was played in a competitive manner which was enjoyed by players, coaches and the watching spectators.

Match 1 – Buzzards started very strongly, which was pleasing to see. Charlie Rumens opened the scoring with a typically sniping run which was quickly followed by Billy Quinn ripping the ball from the opposition and running clear through to score. After some great play by newcomers Billy Taylor and William McAndrew, Jack Charter completed this first run out with a strong run and try.

Match 2 – Buzzards seemed to take their foot off the gas in this match and didn’t play with the intensity that the coaches were looking for. That said, Edward Halsey returned a kick-off by Aylesbury breaking a number of tackles to score in the corner, whilst Jack Charter, linking well with the back line once again, scored for Buzzards.

Match 3 – Buzzards regathered and the likes of Louie Alexandrou, Harry West, Finlay Rodger and Charlie Jones were heavily involved throughout. Jack Charter ran in two tries and Sacha Page, who has been playing consistently well in all areas of the pitch this season, showed great strength in scoring.

Match 4 – Another new player for this season Bertie Morgans started showing more confidence throughout the morning with Ben Oakes, Harry Puma, George Linney and Isaac Bradford all putting in a great performance by Buzzards that meant they didn’t concede a try in either of the last two matches. Sacha Page and Jack Charter both crossed the white line for Buzzards in a strong and controlled performance.

Match 5 – Both teams raised the levels of competitiveness for the final match, but the efforts from Buzzards didn’t drop. They defended their own tryline throughout and then used the ball to good effect with both Billy Quinn and Sacha Page bouncing of players and breaking tackles to score for Buzzards.

The coaching team decided that Quilter Kids First laces should be awarded to William McAndrew for putting in a great all round performance today.

Final word however must go to William Perkins, currently sitting in A&E at Stoke Mandeville after putting in a crunching tackle and sustaining an injury in the process. The whole squad, coaches and parents wish William all the best in getting patched up and back to rugby soon.