U13's win at home
By Richard Ireland
Good all round team performance
Melbourne U13's have been on the road for the last few weeks, so it was good to be back at home for this fixture against Pinley RFC. The main pitch was in good condition and the boys needed to warm up in the wet conditions. The Manager started getting slightly nervous 30 minutes before kick-off; due to no sign of the opposition. The boys were thinking they were going to get away with a hastily arranged training session, until thankfully our opponents arrived. Heads started to be switched on, and kicking off slightly late, we were hoping that the U14's wouldn't eat all our food before we finished! We started strongly and got a couple of scores under our belt before Pinley struck back with a well deserved try. Teamwork and support play enabled Melbourne to stretch their lead, and congratulations to Ben for scoring his first try for Melbourne. 45 - 5 the score at half-time. Things were 'mixed up' at half-time, and at the end of 60 minutes, the overall winner was the game of rugby. 35+ boys running around, competing against one another and enjoying being part of team was the best result of the day.