This morning the U11’s made their way to Penallta for a noon KO. It was great to see the injured players Gabriel and Harvey there to support their team mates.
Penallta kicked off, possession passed back and fore and it was the hosts who started off the scoring. The Dale took the ball from the restart, great teamwork saw the boys advance down the field, the try line was almost crossed by Dafydd and Hudson, both were tackled just short. From the second lineout Penallta kicked the ball from within the 22, the ball was chased and picked up by Oliver, it was spread wide and Dafydd claimed the equaliser. Oliver restarted by kicking to a space within the hosts defence, Hudson was off the blocks to scoop up the ball and take it over the try line to take the lead. The Dale were passing the ball well to take them 2 points in the lead with Logan dodging the defence to score. Hudson stole the ball, Oliver had a good run but was caught in touch. Penallta were halted at the try line with turnover ball from Hudson but it wasn’t long before they were back and this time they scored. Penallta scored another try from a penalty. From a good clearout in the ruck area Liam won a turnover ball, the Dale let the ball do the work which resulted in Oliver crossing the try. Penallta claimed the last try of the half.
Half Time Penallta 4 - Oakdale 4
Hudson Mathias made a great tackle and a training move was transferred to the field of play, Hudson finished the phase of play by weaving through the defence to score. Penallta replied with a try of their own. Dafydd Price had a great run, he was tackled and play continued but a line out awarded to Penallta for a foot in touch. Penallta took the line out and kicked the ball straight into touch. The Dale used the possession Hudson offloaded and an excellent pick up by Dafydd saw him speed to the corner to cross the try line. Liam carried well making ground he passed to Dafydd and onto Zac who took the Dale further up field before off-loading to Hudson, the Dale crossed the touch line before the try line. Hudson made a tackle and managed to steal the ball, the play went through a few phases before Zac grounded the ball over the whitewash. Again, Oliver put the ball into space from the kick off and Hudson was there to pick up supported by Liam, he passed to James Williams and onto Logan Taylor to cross the try line. Jensen took the ball through the defence and passed out to Connor on the wing, Connor headed over the try line and thought he had scored but was tackled into the dead ball area. Penallta came back with a try and it appeared they may score another, they battled at the try line but the Dale defence were not giving in, Ethan put in the tackles, Evan and Liam drove them back. Stern defending forced a knock on to end the game.
It was pleasing to see the teamwork displayed by the boys.
Final Score Penallta 6 - Oakdale 8.
MOM held jointly between Liam Haynes and Hudson Mathias
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