Sevenoaks Blue – Match Report
Team: Jasper Gregory, Austin Michell, Matthew Stigant, Oliver Somjee, James Sumner
A very successful day for the Sevenoaks Blue team, one of the key take-a-ways for the coaches was the significant progress that has been made by all players this year, and how each member of the team today contributed to the result and all once again developed their own skills through the day.
Vs Mid Whitgiftian
The team had a slow start, must have been attributable to the strong wind, losing a close game by 5 tries to 7. Jasper, James and Austin all contributing to the score line.
After the first game, the team were eager to show their true skill, which they did, with a flawless performance, winning by 11 tries to 5. The margin was a result of some very good tagging from James and Oliver, coupled with straight running from the whole team. Tries were from Matthew, James and Oliver, and Austin having a super run in with 6 tries as a result of always being there is support of the rest of the team.
A very competitive high scoring game, which went right down to the final play of the game, with the win by 9 tries to 8. Strong tagging from the whole team, and some very impressive passing between the whole team, with Oliver as the top try scorer in this game, with contributions from Austin and James.
Vs Old Whitgiftiams
For the last game of the day, the players put on a true team performance with every one scoring a try, and all getting some impressive tags, coming though as victors by 6 tries to 4. With the turnovers as a result of some sustained pressure.
Overall a very good of rugby, thank you to all the players and parents.
Sevenoaks Gold – match report
Team: Lucky Hayes, Felix Morris, Liam Hawkins, Alex Kelly, Jake Hambling and Theo Andrews
Beccehamians vs Sevenoaks - Result 3-5
Dunstonians vs Sevenoaks - Result 7-5
Bromley vs Sevenoaks - Result 5-5
Gravesend vs Sevenoaks - Result 4 - 6
The boys were consistent in their offence, some great running straight down the field with support always just over the runners shoulder. A good result in our first game against Beccs, fantastic tagging by all and a good defensive line on a turnover ball meant we kept some breathing space in the scoring, Theo, Jake and Felix running in the tries.
Dunstonians were a well drilled side and we lost a little focus after they ran in 2 quick tries. However this showed the boys not to sit too deep on the turnover to allow the opposition space and to make sure we kept a strong defensive line on the restart.
We secured a hard draw against Bromley, Felix, Lucky and Liam making some key tags with Alex showing pace to run in a great try to level the game.
Against Gravesend, the score line flattered the opposition, the boys were keen to finish on a high, we kept at Gravesend with frantic tagging, and managed to force a couple of turnovers as a result, with tries by Felix, Jake and Theo we comfortable won that encounter.
Sevenoaks Blue – Edward Collins, Elliott Stratton, James Quin, Max Cowie, Pablo Pinol, William Arnold
Sevenoaks Gold – Jack O’Leary, Lloyd Smith, Lucas Spearpoint, Nilan Van Assche, Noah Hagger, Oscar Harrison, Zac Williamson
Coaches Scott and R-J
All boys arrived energised to play and whilst split into two teams, acted like one unit.
Rather than pick out individual excellence on the day, the coaches felt it was more appropriate to reflect on the group as a whole – after all we are all one big team!
The boys were an asset to the club both on and off the pitch. The high energy levels in the morning continued until the final whistle and heightened at the well-deserved medal giving!
Team Sevenoaks showed resilience in running & tackling, leading to try after try and it was wonderful to see everyone make or score tries – a true team effort. A big thank you must go to the parents too, who were a great support and on hand when needed. As ever with our U7s, success abound – well done team!