Broadstreet Vs. Atherstone 04 Nov 2012
We arrived at Atherstone with the normal trek to the furthest away pitch, luckily the rain had held off. Looking at the opposition the size difference was very noticeable with 6 or 7 players from the under 11’s (this was known because they didnt have a squad) helping to make up their team, This had down heartened some of the U10's but a pre-match team talk from Carl soon got the right attitude back (and scoring a try straight from kick off is always a boost).
The U10's soon realised that size doesn’t matter and were putting in tackles that could take out players twice their age. With the score 15-10 at half time all was still to play for, Atherstone looked to level things and made it passed the Broadstreet defence however with Ben Irvine’s integrity and speed tackling the Atherstone player on the line causing the ball to be lost forward. Great rucking and mauling all round from the U10's with a 35–10 win, Scorers – Max J (2), Ryan (3), Ben I (2)
Entering the second game Atherstone looked to even things up playing a few more of their U11's than 10's but Broadstreet U10's showed their true grit and integrity to win the game 25 – 15, with great performances all round. Scorers – Ryan (2), William (1), Ben (1) Max J (1)
Ben Irvine scooped Coaches player of the week for his tremendous work rate and Jack Gilbert scooped most improved player (for his lack of hand offs)
Another week and another great performance by the team keep up the good work rate.