Pershore U9s Win a Well Fought Game

Last Updated: Nov 20, 2013 10:09pm
Wyre Piddle, Wychavon
By Ben Andrews
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The Pershore U9's played well, with lots of darting runs in attack using a mixture of good angles and side steps.  When in defence there were some excellent tackles made and determination to get back to make the tackles.

Although Chaddesley Corbett U10s had more players than the Pershore, Pershore started the match particularly well, and by half time had a 3 to 2 lead.

There was then a period of no scoring where the teams were evenly matched.  Chaddesley Corbett then brought on two big players who created some difficulties for Pershore with some fast runs down the centre.  Some good coaching encouraged Pershore to work as a team and believe that technique would prevail over size.
The coaching seemed to put an end to Chaddesley’s fast centres try scoring and allowed Will Rimmell and Ben Crouch to find a weakness in Chaddesley Corbett's right side which along with solid team support left the final score at Chaddesley Corbett 9, Pershore 10.  There were a couple of minor bumps during the game, but overall the match was played in a sporting manner.
The Pershore U9s look like a team that are starting to get to grips with the move from tag rugby to contact.  There was no lack of “getting stuck in” (some of the tackling was fearless and technically good).  There was a noticeable positive, encouraging and empathetic attitude and approach of coaches, referees, volunteers and parents alike.  This mix, with some discipline, lead to an enjoyable morning of rugby for all.

Next week (Sunday 24th November) Pershore U9s take on Evesham U9s at their riverside ground in Wyre Piddle.

Anyone wanting further information should contact Ben Andrews on 07779 927 852 or e-mail .

Picture Caption: Pershore RFC’s under nines Mini team played Chaddesley Corbett on 17th November

(Left to-Right  – Back row: Oscar Reynolds, Leo Deaville, James Andrews. Front row: Ben Crouch, Ethan Thomas, William Rimmell, Robert Thorner, and Jackson Fletcher-Haynes).



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