Sevenoaks U11’s took a squad of 12 boys to the Beccehamian Minis Festival, where our boys triumphed in all 4 games winning our selected pool.
O.Maynard, W.Baker, M.Lindsay, H.Sayers, B.Smith, O.Brooke, O.Ebsworth, J.Wilson, A. Blackmore, Z.Johnson, A.Holden, F.Rumsey
The boys started off a little rusty but that soon dissipated and the boys went from strength to strength winning all 4 matches comfortably scoring 17 tries overall and only conceding 2 tries all day.
The first game against Alleynians started tough but with some excellent passing and rucking the combined effort of Smith and Johnson saw us to victory.
The second game against Old Whitgiftians had our defence stretched to the max but with Smith’s superb pick and runs and ball ripping from the maul saw him pick up a hat trick.
After two wins the boys were highly motivated and eager for another win in their 3rd match against Beckenham. The rucks and mauls were in place and now with the boys keen to succeed no one was going to break through our defensive line with some excellent tackles. Our attacking play was taking shape with some beautiful steep lines and the ball handling skills second to none. Some really good performances all round from the boys, winning with six tries from Ebsworth, Johnson, Maynard and Smith.
The last game against Sidcup was a pleasure to watch with some real dominant play in the first half and some fast running almost end to end to secure two for Brooke. With our opponent’s heads starting to drop Lindsay, Rumsey and Wilson took advantage to seal a convincing victory.
Overall Sevenoaks played excellent rugby and truly worked well with all players contributing to the success of the team. At the end of the festival coaches from Sidcup and Whitgiftians came to me to say what a great disciplined group of boys you are and what a pleasure you were to watch, you should all be very proud of yourselves.