Match Report
Reading Blue Coat School Boys-U12A vs  Churcher's College
On: Saturday, 12 Oct 2019
Venue: Away

Churcher's 15 - 10 U12A

Scorers: C Delaloye, H Turner

MoM: O Collins - some great running and offloading kept the team going forwards whilst a willingness to organise the defence saw the team maintain an excellent structure.

Celebrity mentions - Harry Turner with his best game to date meant the backs had a plentiful supply of ball whilst darting over for a try of his own. Charlie Smith for an excellent try saving tackle on his line.

An excellent game of rugby, where both teams tried to play an expansive game saw a real cliff-hangar finish as Churcher's scored with the last play of the game. The bigger pitch gave the outside backs more space to work and it wasn't long before James Douglas-Davis, Kaiden Lynch and Henry Johnson had all made excellent kick-returns or breaks to keep Churcher's pinned back. Uphill, into the wind, turning round 2-1 down was testament to an excellent defensive effort with the structure being best thus far this season. An early 2nd half-score as Harry Turner nipped over after a Fraser Awbery break saw RBC have a sustained bout of pressure as it looked like another score was inevitable. However, Churcher's defence was extremely resilient which meant RBC were soon defending their line with great determination. A couple of clearing kicks relieved the pressure and it looked like RBC were going into the left corner as the ball was moved down the line when, came the incident that all the boys will, unfortunately, remember the match for as a knock-on and two fly-hacks saw Churcher's score the winning try. Despite clear misfortune, the boys should be extremely proud of how they conducted themselves in the following minutes as they were clearly devastated to have lost in such a manner but shook the Churcher's players hands and clapped them off - not all the lessons learnt on a rugby pitch are about sport!

A genuine shame in what was an excellent and open game of rugby with probably the team's best and certainly most organised performance thus far - when an opposition parent comes to apologise to the team, you know it's not your day!