STONEYGATE UNDER 10’S SEVENS TEAM AT THE OAKHAM SEVENS TOURNAMENT

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On Sunday 1st March the Stoneygate Under 10 Rugby Sevens team played in the annual Oakham tournament on their wonderful playing fields.

Details of the results are:

OAKHAM SEVENS

Sunday 1st March 2015

 SQUAD

Kian D, James B, Alex M, Tom M, Will McE, Will M, George H, Dan R, Ed N (Year 4), Will W (Year 4).

 Results

POOL MATCHES

V St Faiths                       Lost 0 -15

V Spratton Hall                 Lost 0 – 35

V Lincroft                          Lost 0 – 10

SPOON ROUND ROBIN

V Copthill           Won 25 – 10       scorers: Dan R 3, Kian D and Will M

V St Cedds        Won 35 – 5          scorers: Will M 3, Tom M, George H, Dan R and Alex M

PLAYED                 WON      DREW      LOST      TRIES FOR            TRIES AGAINST

5                              2            0               3              12                           15

STONEYGATE U10’S WON THE SPOON

On a cold and windy day the sun did shine in the morning Stoneygate found themselves in a very difficult pool and although they tried hard their lack of concentration and poor organisation saw them fail to record a win or draw.

So into the Spoon competition they went. After lunch, where it was pointed out the team needed much more self discipline, Stoneygate played in a round robin tournament against Copthill and St Cedds. A quick coaching session on defensive alignment and into the first game they went. What a transformation. Everything they had learnt in the Autumn term seemed to return. They aligned well in defence, came up together to tackle and when going into contact off loaded the ball for someone else to run. Tackling was now successful, taking contact and passing seemed easy and the fast danger men found space to score tries. The scores they had been on the receiving end were now reversed and many good tries were scored. With it came the honour of winning the Spoon competition and a proud bunch of players made it to the winners rostrum for all to see.

The lesson of how to keep focused during these long events was clearly learned and all came away with a great deal of credit – well done. Champagne Moment for the whole tournament went to Kian D who finally took the ball into contact and off loaded the ball to Dan R to score. Man of the Tournament went to George Hopkinson for his tireless effort throughout the day, his commitment to the tackle and for his amazing tap tackle that prevented a try in our very first game and earned him man of the match for that particular game against St Faith’s.

Many thanks to all the parents who supported the team brilliantly and were there to see their triumph at the end plus the transport they provided for the day.

Mr Jelly