14.09.14 – U8’s verses St. Peter’s
The Llandaff North Hornets travelled to St. Peter’s RFC on Sunday 14th September, and although it was a slightly colder, greyer morning than we all would have liked the teams’ enthusiasm for the day soon warmed us all up. Due to space and time restrictions at St. Peter’s grounds the coaches agreed to have two games running side by side, meaning we had to split up into two groups.
Team One – Game One
Team one comprised of Fraser Britton, Ed Maguire, Seren Lockwood, Sophie Southgate, Bella Hindle, Finley Britton, Callum Pearce and Noah Hindle.
Captain for this game Sophie ensured that all the players were up for this challenge against a well drilled St. Peter’s side. It was almost raining tries with the captain herself getting her name on the score board as did speedy Fraser Britton. Ed Maguire continued his impressive running form from last week crossing the line twice. New-comer Seren announced her arrival to the Hornets and showed what an asset she will be by scoring a hat-trick in her first game. These tries were matched by some really impressive defensive play ensuring victory for the Hornets. End score = Hornets 7 – St. Peters 5.
Team Two – Game One
Team two comprised of Tom Woods, Niall Moore, Elliott Barry, Darragh Healy, Jack Walsh, Isaac Richards, Cameron Palladino-Nessbert and Freddie Blackmore.
Captain for this game Niall led the defensive game from the front with some great tagging. Tom also carried on his fine form from the previous week with another hat-trick of tries. Freddie showed real strength in support again and was rewarded with the opportunity to cross the line himself. This game finished in a draw, however the referee (our very own coach Dominic Scoble) did say he may have been a bit too lenient in a couple of decisions which saw the end score stand at; Hornets 4 – St. Peters 4
Team One – Game Two
Captain for this game was young Noah Hindle who took well to the leadership role in what was just his second ever competitive game. Again the Hornets played a fast paced and exciting game with plenty of tries. Ed continued on his try scoring mission again crossing the line once. Finley stepped up a gear or two in this game and went over not once but twice. Again Seren was not going to be left out and also scored another two tries. Again there was another sterling performance in defence resulting in an end score of Hornets 5 – St. Peters 3.
Team Two – Game Two
New player Harri Palfrey came on in place of Cameron for this second game. Captain for this game was new defensive wizard Jack. A lower scoring game but one that saw another blistering run from Tom resulting in a try, Tom is yet to play a game this season without scoring! Isaac Richards decided to show what he could do with a little space scoring a try straight from the tap off. Although this game saw an incredibly impressive defensive display with no less than three turnovers resulting from six opponents tags being taken, St. Peters were able to equal the score board in the dying minutes of the game. End score; Hornets 2 – St. Peters 2.
A special mention to all of our new players who made their debut performance this week; Bella and Noah Hindle, Jack Walsh, Elliott Barry, Seren Lockwood and Harri Palfrey.
With so many great performances the coaches couldn’t name a Player of the Day – so it’s all to play for next week!
Everyone involved with the Hornets would also like to welcome new coach Lloyd Rayer. Lloyd is a first team player and is making a real impact as #10 on Saturday afternoons. Joining forces with Club Captain and U8 head coach Dominic Scoble, we are hoping that this dynamic duo can help our U8’s achieve great things this season.