Horncastle headed to County Championships!
On Wednesday 11th March, 10 children from Year 6 headed to Alford to engage 13 other schools in a Tag Rugby competition. Despite just 3 short sessions to prepare, we set off for the festival in high spirits.
In the morning session there were 12 different activity areas marked out for training drills and exercises which the children from all 14 schools thoroughly enjoyed. After our packed lunches, it was time to get serious…
Our first game against Burgh Le Marsh looked a tough one but a try in the first 5 seconds from Alfie Melton settled the nerves and with 1 further try from man of the match Alfie and 1 from Shannon Bullers, Horncastle eased through their first game 3-0.
We eased through the next 2 games against Willoughby (4-0) and Withern (5-0) and Horncastle had scored a total of 12 unanswered tries in their first 3 games, putting them in a strong position to win the group.
James Smith had been potent force on the wing in the first 3 games, coming from deep on the shoulder of his team mates to score 6 wonderful tries, but it was time for a rest.
In our final group match we came across a formidable opponent in Woodhall Spa 2. We went down 4-2 but had done enough with tries from Alice Kemp and Jacob Fanthorpe to win our group on points difference and the final awaited us next!
The final was a hard fought encounter between 2 great sides. With some dubious refereeing decisions (2 tries awarded to us but taken away!) we lost 3-1. However, the mighty Horncastle had done enough to earn a place at the county championships on 21st May 2015 in Lincoln.
A huge well done to all the children involved in the Tag Rugby Competition, we are all immensely Proud of you….And good luck in the County Championships!
Roundup bu Mr Hanrahan.
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