Rugby: Year 8 A’s vs London Oratory

As we entered the match against Oratory we new that they would be a tough opposition  to play considering they had won last years Middlesex cup, I also saw that one of the best players from my club at Hammersmith and Fulham (RFC) was on the bench!

We started well passing the ball and making our tackles however we were soon being battered by the Oratory attack. I was pleased by our defensive play and our commitment to tackling although we held our line, their fast and experienced players managed to get through and score. The opposition went on to dominate the first half scoring several more tries. However we did not let our heads drop and we were encouraged enough to score a spirited first by Henry Koe just before half time. The second half reflected the first half with their dominant attack with a number of quality players shining through, scoring some excellent tries. We did continue to fight on making them make mistakes under pressure allowing us get more and more space on the pitch and we were rewarded with a try this time from Morgan Cowan-Fagan.

The final score was 10-50 to Oratory a tough game but a fair result against a stronger opposition,however we did display moments of quality play which encourages us to look forward to our next fixture.

Ben Bartlett W3

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