Sandbach 40 - Whitchurch 20
Sun 30 November 2003
Team: James Barry, Max Bonnar-Law, Robert Coggon, Fred Green, Jake Harrison, Chris Hibberts, George Hubbard, Chris Jackson, Joseph Jackson, Kieran Leese, Charlie Rogerson, Megan Standring, Thomas Stakes, Alistair Thompson, Joe Williams.
Sandbach U8s continued their unbeaten run through the season with an excellent display of running rugby against a very strong Whitchurch team. This week we had 15 players available and all were keen to play. The format for the match was two games of ten minutes each way followed by a final game of 5 minutes each way. Both teams contributed to an excellent mornings rugby enjoyed by players and spectators alike.
Match 1: Sandbach 40 - Whitchurch 20
Sandbach tries scored by: Jake Harrison 2, Kieran Leese 2, Charlie Rogerson, Joseph Jackson, Robert Coggon, Chris Jackson.
Sandbach started the game very strongly and caught Whitchurch cold with a couple of early tries. However, once Whitchurch had got the journey out of their system they came back strongly with some good running rugby.
Sandbach continued to press home their advantage and with some excellent support play from Max Bonnar-Law, the tries kept coming.
Match 2: Sandbach 25 - Whitchurch 40
Sandbach tries scored by: Joe Williams 2, James Barry 2, Thomas Stakes
Whitchurch came back strongly in the second game and created some good scoring opportunities for their speedy players. "Bradley" in particular showed some "Jason Robinson" footwork to outwit the Sandbach defence.
Sandbach never gave up and having been caught cold by a strong start from Whitchurch, matched them try for try at the end. The team sprit was the key and Captain Fred Green led from the front (a la Martin Johnson) with some strong running and resolute defence supported ably by Megan Standring, Alistair Thomson and Chris Hibberts.
Match 3: Sandbach 30 - Whitchurch 30
Sandbach tries scored by: Kieran Leese 2, Chris Hibberts 2, Jake Harrison, Megan Standring.
Both teams continued with 100% effort, which resulted in a close match with some wonderful free flowing tries. This final match was played in Barbarian style, which was appreciated by the large crowd of supporters.
Thanks extended to the Whitchurch team, coaching staff and supporters. The game was enjoyed by all and played in excellent spirit.