Orrell St James 28-4 Thatto Heath Crusaders
A tough game for our u16 girls, with only 12 available players. Playing 12-a-side, with no subs, there was little to choose between the teams with Orrell only ahead 8-4 at half time, with our try coming from a first try in Thatto colours for Maddie D, who managed to squeeze in at the corner. Fantastic defence from Sapphire and Gabby, along with Lexi and Georgia, kept Orrell to two tries in the first half. Ava and player of the match Phoebe, both playing out of position, constantly caused trouble in the middle and put in some great passes.
Playing uphill with no subs and a number of girls carrying knocks was tough and the game got away from us. Opposition player of the match Hattie battled on despite taking a couple of knocks and looked dangerous as always with her darting runs. The final score didn’t reflect the effort, teamwork and entertaining rugby on show, with even opposition parents commenting on the standard of rugby being played.
Only three games into the season and we can see massive improvement, with the team gelling really well. We are very proud of the effort all of the girls put in during the game and look forward to see them grow as a team as the season progresses.