Match Report
Warminster School Boys-U8A vs  St. Margarets, Calne
On: Monday, 18 Nov 2019
Venue: at Home

Mondays home fixture was against St Margarets Prep School. Having played St Margs a number of times in recent weeks, we decided to mix our squad with theirs in the aim for both a more even match and an opportunity to play alongside some new faces.

I was very impressed with all the boys at the start by giving St Margs a friendly welcome and making a real effort to remember names and be positive. We played 2 x 15 minute halves - This long duration was a good test of fitness and endurance for the boys as well as testing their rugby skills.

Impressive communication was displayed in defence by Joseph and Austin. They pressed up as a line and made it very difficult for the opposition to break through. Their relentless line speed lead to the opposition dropping the ball and/or running out of options. Noah and Fransisco showed good determination to push through their fatigue and play till the end. A number of the Warminster boys were instrumental in a significant part of the game where 5 successful passes were made consecutively - All parents and staff watching were very impressed.

In attack, Joseph and Fransico made some effective zig-zaggy runs, splitting the defence apart. I really noticed that all the boys have a really selfless attitude when it comes to try scoring which is great to see. This teamwork and generosity is a reflection of the friendship within the team and it is also reciprocated after the whistle blows. Calum and Harry we noticeably more involved this afternoon which was wicked. Calum was eager to pass at the restarts and Harry made a number of good runs, making big meters.

Overall, all the boys did themselves proud and stuck out their longest match yet at a high intensity. One aspect where we will look to improve is our discipline in defence regarding holding our position - If we can work on trusting our teammates to make the tag then we will not be sucked in and oppositions will struggle to weave through our defensive line.

Well played boys!

POM - Joseph Williams