Under 14's Match Reports 2015-2016

U14s v Luton 31st january 2016

Buzzard U14 Stalwarts 1

Due to illness, family events or other reasons, a seriously depleted Buzzard U14 rugby team of 9 very enthusiastic players, made the short trip to play Luton RFC.

Generously lent 4 players by the hosts, it was decided to play 13-a-side and non-contested scrums due to a lack of props. Buzzards made a slow start and Luton were soon 2 scores up, but Buzzards started to make life difficult, defending well to keep the half-time score at 17-0, after a late Luton try. For most of the first half Buzzards were continuously in the Luton 22 but could not penetrate the defence.

George, at no.8, rucked and tackled hard. Making short penetrating runs and came nearest to scoring, only to drop the ball when tackled on the try line. Julian, captain, capitalised on the indiscipline of the Luton players and gained much ground in his quick tap & go penalties. His box kicks also brought relief to the Buzzard defence. He combined well with Albert who kicked well and made several penetrating runs. Joining them in the backs were Luke and Angus, normally 2nd row, but they proved to be mobile, tackled hard and were involved in several crunching tackles. Lewis played excellently at full back, under difficult conditions, securing the ball under pressure and holding up the breakaway. When he had the chance, he showed his pace in finding the gaps in the defence. Hayden and Max were active in the rucks and did not flinch in taking the ball into contact. Padraig on the wing made his presence known. A

lthough the final score was 48-0, the Buzzard players, down to 12 due to injury at the end, played hard determined to put a score on the board.  

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