The Llandaff North U7 Hornets travelled to Pentyrch RFC on Sunday 21st September. The sun was shining and everyone was in good spirits as we took to the field. For the first time this season we were able to split our U7 and U8 sides which saw all players get a good amount of game time.
Playing for the U7’s were Isaac Richards, Callum Pearce, Kamarnii Sexton, Harri Palfrey, Cameron Palladino-Nessbert, Noah Hindle, Finley Britton and Jacob Hare.
Game 1 – Finley Britton was named as captain for the first game and showed real leadership skills, advising his team mates were to stand for a solid defence and encouraging our new players. He also led the score sheet for this game crossing the line no less than three times! Isaac again showed what a strong runner he is scoring twice in this game. In only his second game for the Hornets Harri took to the field with real passion and determination, not only excelling in tagging but also scoring his first try! Due to the excellent defence shown by the whole team this game finished Hornets 6 – Pentyrch 1.
Game 2 – Callum Pearce was captain for this game and put in an excellent attacking performance scoring his first try of the season. Isaac also continued his strong scoring run by crossing the line once. Cameron also showed he hadn’t lost any of his speed, picking some lovely lines and making valuable yards. Although the Hornets really put themselves around the pitch in this game regrettably the touch line by the supporters and the off-side rule were not our friends and the end result stood at Hornets 2 – Pentyrch 3.
Game 3 – All to play for in this game as Finley returned to his role as captain. Finley also returned to scoring form crossing the line once. As usual Isaac got his name on the score sheet for this game going over twice. Again the Hornets put in a great defensive effort and were in the lead for the majority of the game. Credit here to Noah as he stayed deep to be our last line of defence. Unfortunately a last minute quick attacking effort from Pentyrch saw the Hornets struggle to get back on side to defend and they scored the equalising try in the dying seconds of the game. End score was Hornets 3 – Pentyrch 3.
Special mention goes to Kamarnii Sexton and Jacob Hare on their first game. Kamarnii looks like he could cause our opposition difficulties in the future showing some great running and tagging. Jacob’s calm and collected approach to the game will also be very useful as we progress further into the season.
Big thank you to all the support that was shown by friends and family.