Trafford u11's continue winning ways
By Andrew Quigley
Trafford Hawks under 11's worked brilliantly as a team to come from behind and continue their run of good form against Old Bedians on Sunday morning.
Trafford arrived early and had a great attitude in the warm up prior to kick off. With Logan Varra captaining the side Trafford elected to kick off and Charlie Beeke got the game under way with a brilliant kick high in the opposition half. This would turn out to be a feature of the Trafford’s game. Charlie has clearly been practicing his kicking at home. Trafford’s tackling early in the game was fantastic which was summed up by Ivan Livings who read the game brilliantly in attack and defence. Excellent rucking from George Brown, Jay McNair, and Will Hamer led to an early turnover and Jay crashed over for the first try of the day.
Bedians weren’t going to take this lying down and came straight back into the game with a try of their own. The first half continued in this fashion with Trafford scoring 1 more try before the break. The score at half time was 4-2 to Bedians.
Trafford knew that they needed to up their game in the second half and try to test the Bedians defence. One person who led by example was Jay McNair. His aggression and pressure on the defence meant that he got lots of possession and went on some strong runs. The pick of the day was when the ball came to Jay and he bounced of a few tackles and looked certain to score were it not for the fantastic try saving tackle from the Bedians full back. Jay was heard afterwards saying “I think I did a flip” oh well, no sense no feeling.
The Trafford pack continued to put Bedians under pressure and managed to score 3 tries to edge into the lead. The pick of the bunch came from big Will Hamer who ran full speed down the touch line and showed great agility to sidestep the final defender and score in the corner.
Bedians were great opponents who would not give up the game and fought until the end. The score remained close until the final whistle and great tackling from Charlie Bielby and Lukasz Wilton kept Trafford in the game. The final score was 10-9 to Trafford. A great effort from the whole team meant that Trafford worked together and got the result that they deserved.
With training next Sunday, Trafford have a chance to work on their organisation and work on a few moves.
Player of the day was Jay McNair (voted for by his fellow teammates)
Tackler of the day was Will Hamer for his crunching tackle early in the second half.