U13s Win Handsomely against Long Eaton
By Andrew Jansen
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A welcome home game at the MSP saw nearly a full squad of players arrive this morning for a localish match against Long Eaton.
Whilst the weather was slightly inclement, the boys had a welcome addition of Michael to mentor and add his experience to the team.
A washed up fishing net played part of a varied warm-up that ensured the boys got in a good low tackling position.
Melbourne started well, and the coaches were really pleased with the off-loads and attacking space that culminated in early tries.
The game ebbed and flowed and there were many changes in personnel throughout the rest of the game.
I thought the boys all played well and showed real maturity, support and commitment to the Melbourne badge.
Highlights from my perspective,
- debut from Mat "one T"
- ball carries and nearly a try from Jack G.
- Wainy going nearly the length of the pitch for his first try for a while
- Alfie back on the score sheet
- Will listening and trying to give that score making try
Thanks to all the parents, players and coaches for today.
It's what rugby is all about!