The London Scottish U11s team this week played a series of competitive games, drawing with Wasps and losing to Richmond Bs.
The London Scottish U11s team this week played a series of competitive games, drawing with Wasps and losing to Richmond Bs. The first match against Wasps ended in a 1-1 draw, with the side coming back from going one down to finish the first half level, setting up a gripping second half for both sides. The second match went to Richmond who made some great attacking runs in the run up to their two scores but Scottish were a tad unlucky in the breakdown area and full credit must go to the team for tackling hard throughout.
There was plenty for the side to be pleased with. The Scottish scrum was very competitive, especially on the 2nd shove, and pushed Wasps and Richmond off their own ball on several occasions – well done to the front row of William S, Sean and Jonah. In the lineout, the second row of Adam and Arran came into their own and Scottish frequently won ball off the back of the line.
William S came running out of several scrums to stream across the pitch to make several devastating tackles and Jonah is proving to be a power house in the scrums playing in the tight head position. Sean’s long lineout throws were easily clearing the opposition jumpers aiming for Adam and Arran at the back of the line and both enjoyed some storming runs into the heart of the opposition. It was great to see Arran in his green scrum cap scything through the opposition.
The backs started to take shape with Morven playing scrum half, linking well with fly half Joe, and the immense centre pairing of Freya and Mark combining to put in some great tackles and provide real pace in attack.
Morven knew when to release the backs and was ably supported by Joe at fly half, who was always looking at what the options were. Freya and Mark tackled their hearts out in mid field, and showed great skill and purpose when attacking with ball in hand.
Both William OE and Charlie on the wings found some space when given the ball and looked fast and hungry for the line. Ted at full back marshalled the troops well, often coming in to make up an extra option in the back play, as well as getting stuck into the tackling.
William was hungry for the ball and showed great sense with his support running and Charlie had great fun both in defence and attack. Ted played to his strengths from full back and was always alert to the attack, often coming into the line to make an extra man.
In the end, the player of the week trophy went to Adam for his surging runs along with his impressive tackle count. Well done to Adam and well done to the rest of the team.