U9 Triangular Rugby v Rose Hill and Skippers Hill
Today we hosted are first Triangular of the term. Ashdown started off facing Rose Hill, and what a game it was. There was action from both sides but neither side was easy to break down. For the amount of try’s there were, in what was only a 15 minute match, was very impressive.
We made some fabulous tackles but still need to improve on spreading out abit more. Ashdown was 25-20 up with 20 seconds to go and unfortunately with just scoring a try, we fell apart from the restart to gift Rose Hill the draw. Very nice rugby all round though.
Ashdown hard a little break for 15 minutes to recover and get prepared for the next game. We faced Skipper’s Hill last, whom just came off the pitch losing narrowly to Rose Hill. From the off, we were on the back foot after conceding within the first 30 seconds. Ashdown responded well with good passing combinations but yet again, very bunched together. The game was coming to an end with Ashdown 20-15 up. With 1 minute to go, the Skipper’s boys were pressing forward. All we had to do was sit tight and defend. Yet again, a gap appeared and they counted on it to make the game a draw.
Very pleased with the boys today as a whole and I’m also very happy to see the parents shouting and being supportive on the touchline. Good effort today boys. Next game against our local neighbours Brambletye on Saturday.
U8s Tag Rugby
Squad: Albie F(C), Bertie D, Andrey K, Jasper L, Stephanie M and Katia F.
The U8s tag team faced teams from both Rosehill and Skippers Hill on Thursday afternoon, in what was a highly competitive set of matches.
Ashdown’s first match was against Rosehill, and it proved to be a thriller. Bertie and Albie immediately announced themselves by wriggling through the opposition’s defence to score a number of tries each. With each score came an almost immediate response down the other end of the pitch. This pattern continued until Ashdown managed to stretch their lead during the final moments of the game. Final score: 5-3 to Ashdown.
Ashdown’s second match was against Skippers Hill, who proved to be a very strong side. Katia and Stephanie immediately settled into the rhythm of the game, announcing themselves as excellent defenders. Following the girls’ lead, our defensive line was impeccable; but The opposition were simply too strong. Final score: 4-2 to Skippers Hill.
The next two games were against two different teams from Rosehill; with the first game being the tougher of the too. Andrey made some winding runs which resulted
in stunning tries in the corner of the pitch. Rosehill weren’t able to reply, leaving the final score at: 5-0 to Ashdown.
The final match was much tougher, and Jasper Lee prevented Rosehill from scoring a number of would-be-decisive tries. Sadly, despite Jasper's brave defending and more tries from Albie and Bertie, we weren’t quite strong enough to win the game. Final score: 4-3 to Rosehill.
Well played today boys and girls; two wins out of four is a top effort!