Match Report
Reading Blue Coat School Boys-U14A vs  Pangbourne College
On: Saturday, 14 Oct 2023
Venue: at Home

RBCS 21 - 5 Pangbourne

Tries: Le (2) Lucas (1)

Honourable mention to Max, Thom, and George however player of the match goes to Le.

On a crisp Saturday morning, the sun shone brightly, setting the stage for what promised to be a thrilling match. The team was eager to bounce back from a scrappy cup game earlier in the week and set things right. The atmosphere was buzzing as everyone arrived, determined to finish this term's fixtures on a high note.

As the match kicked off, Blue Coat found themselves deep in their own half. Despite the early pressure, the team executed their pre-match routine flawlessly, setting the tone for an excellent performance. The phases were well-executed, with the forwards making powerful runs and Le leading the charge. This provided an excellent platform, culminating in Le crossing the line for a try. The conversion attempt required precision, and Sharp delivered with a solid boot, making it 7-0 within the first 5 minutes.

Pangbourne responded with vigor, launching great runs in both the center channels and out wide. However, Blue Coat's defence stood firm, resembling an iron curtain and thwarting attack after attack. Yet, Pangbourne managed to find a gap and scored in the corner, although their kicker had a challenging angle, resulting in a score of 7-5.

Undeterred, Blue Coat showcased determination and skill. Rory, Le, Zac, and Freddie spearheaded the charge, leading to impressive link-ups between backs and forwards. Relentless pressure and continuous penalties eventually led to a Penalty Try under the sticks. Le made a strong carry for the line but was ultimately halted with a high tackle. The first half concluded with Blue Coat leading 14-5.

The beginning of the second half saw an evenly matched battle, with both teams showing strength and resilience. Blue Coat faced a real challenge, but their commitment in the tackle pushed Pangbourne onto the back foot. This created opportunities for Lucas and Matt to make blistering runs. Strong defensive efforts set the stage for the forwards, and a series of well-executed decisions allowed Lucas to cross over for another converted try.

In summary, it was a robust performance by Blue Coat against a well-drilled Pangbourne side. The team displayed skill, determination, and resilience, securing a well-deserved victory. As the term comes to a close, the players are encouraged to enjoy the break and return for the next term's fixtures in top form, ready for the challenges ahead. Well done to all, and here's to continued success in future matches.