MATCH REPORT FROM COLIN “CHOC” WARRICK
The 15 U14 Hornets made the trip down to new friends Egremont Valkyries for the return of their visit earlier in the deason slightly hampered by a couple of late call offs due to illness. The game was played with 13 players a side & over 4 x 15 min periods.
As with 1st encounter both teams were well matched & the game flowed from end to end.
It took the Hornets a wee while to get into their stride giving the hosts a bit more time n space than hoped, with the Valkyries taking chances to get the ball & utilise their strong running speedy backs with the hosts coming out on top scoring 9 tries & 4 conversions to the Hornets 3 tries.
Both coaches agreed that the score didn’t reflect the game & effort both teams put in, with the referee saying to the girls they had played brilliantly at the end of the game.
All the girls played well n got stuck in throughout & the potential is plain to see with this team. Work in their defensive organisation & further exposure to rucking will see improvements come quickly.
Finally an apology from me if I called girls by the wrong name as at one point pre match I managed to call one Poppy n was wondering to myself why they all looked at me like I was daft.
The coaching team of the day of myself, Ian & James agreed that forward of the match was Ava-May Bell who played her 1st game at hooker.
In the backs Emily Harrison took the plaudits at full back / centre.
A special mention also to Ava Thompson & Daisy Hilton who both played their 1st games for the Hornets.
Finally thanks to our travelling support for transporting the girls down & support on the touchline & also our hosts at Egremont for the kind welcome & aftermatch hospitality.
Addition from TM Terri – Thank you from me to Colin, Ian and James for helping on the sidelines.