Sevenoaks U11's entered two teams into this well established festival at Sidcup. The teams were mixed ability and split into Blue and Gold:
The squad of eleven mixed ability players settled into action quickly, putting into practice the winter training and all pushed their abilities and fully worked as a cohesive team.
The boys worked well with excellent passing and tackling resulting in four wins and losing just one game. Sevenoaks scored eleven tries over some hard fought matches with only two tries being conceded.
The opening game was against the home Sidcup side with tries scored by Sayers and Holden facilitated by excellent passing along the line. The second game against Park House saw a good ruck from Baker and Millett and in the second half an unexpected kick from Thomas caught everyone unaware. Sayer scored two tries and Hewitt and Millett one each, ending in a four nil win.
The third game was hard fought against a physically large Beccehamians team that worked the boys hard both mentally and physically. After being one nil up at half time the boys were motivated to achieve better and applied their skills and ended winning four nil. Millett received the ball and ran three quarters of the pitch to score the opening try, Lindsay, Burgess and another by Millett brought the score to four nil.
The fourth game against Edenbridge was a technical game with some good rugby ending with Sevenoaks winning one nil, with the try by Lindsay. The final game saw tied legs playing against a very at strong and capable Westcombe Park team. This was a demanding game with Sevenoaks losing by two nil. This was a strong result against the Westcombe Park team.
Overall Sevenoaks Blues played excellent rugby and truly worked as a mixed ability team with all players contributing to the success of the team and were a joy to watch.
The gold squad of 12 mixed ability players put in a thoroughly entertaining performance over 5 matches often facing "A" team squads from other clubs.
Our first match against Westcombe park saw us earn a draw against strong opposition. We played as a team, rucked well and fought for the ball. A great tackle by Lay on the biggest player of the tournament. A good performance all round. A great performance by Francombe.
In our second match against Edenbridge we started a little slower than the first game with less urgency in our overall play. The boys picked up the pace in the second half which was good to see and we turned out 1-0 winners with Ebsworth scoring our only try.
Our third match was a 0-0 draw against Beckenham. There were some good performances across the pitch with both teams scoring tries that were disallowed.
Our fourth match was against our hosts Sidcup where we started to get back into gear and a good strong performance prevailed. Some really good performances by the boys all round, winning with two solid tries from Francombe and Ebsworth.
Our final match was against a very strong Old Colfeians. Our boys played very well and were unlucky in the end. A great try was scored by Lay.