Tuesday 10 October
U8s triangular v Beeston Hall and Greshams LPSTH 13 tries scored and 2 draws
A squad of 10 year 3 boys traveled up to the North Norfolk coastline to take part in a friendly triangular tournament with Beeston Hall and Greshams. The boys took on Beeston Hall first up who proved very tough opposition and ran in a couple of early tries to give them a 3-1 lead at the half way mark. However LPS@TH battled back in the 2nd half helped by some excellent encouragement from the sidelines and eventually pulled the scores level at 5-5, the final try coming with seconds to go! An excellent fightback. Tries: Ruben B x 2, Charles B, Ellery F and Tom S.
In the 2nd game against Greshams there where 3 less players which left a lot more space on the pitch which let both teams run home tries and with the score 5-5 at the break it was anyone’s game. Again it remained open in the 2nd half but it was Greshams who scored in the final play to level the match at 8-8 denying LPS@TH a deserved victory. Tries: Ruben B x 4, Oliver G x 3 and Charles B.
The Year 3s have come a long way since their first few games lessons and it was good to see some great tagging and defensive lines as well as some great passing and aggressive attacking play, resulting in 13 tries scored and two well earned draws. Well played boys!
Squad: Ruben B, Oliver G, Charles B, Tom S, Ellery F, Archie S, Daniel T, Alex S, Ralph N, Sam T
U10As v Beeston Hall score: 35 – 5
Beeston Hall came with a strong side and on the back of some good results, but our boys did not give them a chance to settle. We pressed and tackled and the boys supported each other well. They recycled the ball quickly and were too strong for the opposition. We were 4-0 up by half time thanks to tries from Oscar, Bertie and two from Lennon. The boys were happy to switch things around in the second half, but still ran out 7 tries to 1 victors at the end of the game with another try from Lennon, one from Ethan and one from Joe. The U10As played really well and should be proud of their performance.
Team: Bertie C (capt) Oscar M, Oliver D, Lennon T, James M, Archie C, Ethan C, Joe P, Sam G, Harry S
U11As v Beeston Hall score: 8 tries to 4
Another win for the LPS@TH’s U11 A team sees them so far unbeaten this season, coming through a hard fought battle at home versus old friends Beeston Hall. Captain’s Alex M (Man of the Match) and Rory R organised their team well and were both instrumental in both attack and defence. The electric La’Sean S was unsurprisingly on the score sheet scoring 4 of LPS@TH’s 8 tries with good support play to LPS@TH’s wide attacking game. Other try scorers included Alex M (2), Daniel G and Joel F who all ran well with the ball displaying footwork and handling skills beyond their age.
In the tight Ben S, Louis M and Tafadswa S all tackled well targeting the ball after the initial tackle was made and forcing numerous turn overs of possession. More great tackling was evident in the wider areas of the pitch from Joel f and Alex S who consistently thwarted Beeston Hall’s attempts to round the defensive line and Charl M skillfully released attacking players in the wide channel and consistently executed his tackles defensively to prevent further scores by the visiting side. Beeston used its powerful runners to good effect in channel 1 and asked questions of the home side’s defence with three ex Taverham Hall pupils in their ranks all playing well (Freddie R, Thomas L and Freddie L). The end result was another win for the ever improving LPS@TH U11 A team with a final score of 8 tries for LPS@TH and 4 for Beeston Hall. Well done to all the players that represented the School and contributed to a very entertaining afternoon of rugby.
Team: Joel F, Joel F, Daniel G, Charl M, Louis M, Alex M, Rory R, Tafadswa S, La’Sean S, Benjamin S, Alex Scott
1st XV v Beeston Hall score: 45 – 5
The 1st team continued their strong start to the season with a comprehensive win over Beeston Hall. Although the blustery conditions were less than ideal, the boys stuck to the game plan to great effect. The forwards set a great platform with direct lines of running and constant work around the contact area, which allowed the backs time and space to move the ball wide. This was a superb team performance, with everyone making a huge contribution to the result, although Harvey P does deserve a mention for scoring 5 tries.
Team: William M, Arthur C, Jayden B, Joseph G (c), James H, Sam H, Danny W, George B, Archie W, Archie S, Elliott H, Benjy H, Harvey P, William B, Charlie H.