On Wednesday the Colts A team travelled away to play Brooke Priory in an 8-a-side match on grass. The team consisted of Fin, Archie Go, Archie Gi, Dom, Patrick, Arjun, Henry and Kian. The Colts A rugby team had a very close match last term, so a tight game was anticipated.
The match did not disappoint, as it was a very entertaining and exciting encounter. Both teams looked comfortable on the ball and played a positive, passing game. There was no aimless ‘kick and rush’.
Archie Gi, Dom, Henry and Arjun formed a solid defensive unit and they covered each other very well. In midfield, Fin was a constant threat, but he was marshalled very well by the opposition. Patrick offered great support and Kian proved to be a great addition to the team. Archie Go had limited chances in attack, but he held the ball up well and worked hard.
We took the lead from a rather scrappy own goal and then, late in the half, extended our lead when Fin scored a superb solo effort. He broke from our goal area, beat two opposition players and then ran, at pace, to the other end, to smash the ball past their goalkeeper.
The second half was equally entertaining with some fine attacking and stout defending from both sides. Brooke Priory scored to make the last ten minutes very tense, but we held on to win 2-1.
Player of the Day went to Henry for his solid defensive work.
Champagne Moment was shared between Fin, for his goal, and Kian, for his clever ball skills in one of our attacks.