An outstanding performance from the boys!
Game 1: Hurricanes v Hastings.
Hastings kick off and are immediately penalised for handing off. the boys go forward from the restart and some great rucking lead to our first try. From the restart Hastings go forward and try to pressure the Hurricanes, but a knock on gives possession back to Heathfield. With some more good rucking and forward running Heathfield break through and score in the corner to lead 2-0 at half time. Heathfield lose possession from the restart and Hastings pile on the pressure trying to get back into the game, but some superb tackling by the boys hold them at bay. Hastings sent into touch almost on the Heathfield line and from the restart The Hurricanes break and with some great passing run the length of the pitch and score a fantastic try. Final score 3-0 well deserved win.
Game 2: Hurricanes v Shoreham.
Shoreham kick off and Heathfield manage to turn the ball over, and charge down the wing, but are held up just short. From the restart Heathfield are pushed back to the halfway line, but again win the ball back and go forward with some really good rucking, and are sent into touch just short of the Shoreham line.
Shoreham then started to find their feet and put the pressure onto Heathfield. The boys resist with a superb tackling display, and Shoreham are held up short of the line. Shoreham then manage to turn over the ball with some good rucking and power over the line for the first score of the game. Shoreham 1-0 up at half time. From restart Heathfield are straight onto the attack and pressure Shoreham, who hold out with some good tackling. Heathfield then penalised for handing off. From the restart the boys win back the ball with more really good rucking, and pile forward to pressure Shorehams line. finally the boys are rewarded for all the pressure as they overpower Shoreham and go over the line to score. From the restart Heathfield win back the ball and storm forward again. It takes some really good tackling from Shoreham to stop the boys scoring again. Heathfield continue to pressure for the rest of the half, but Shoreham hold on for the draw. Final score 1-1. Almost all the second half was played in Shorehams half, a great effort from the boys.
Game 3: Hurricanes v Worthing.
Heathfield got the game started, and Worthing almost immediately turn the ball over, and bundle forward. Some super tackling stops them in their tracks. The boys then had a good spell of possesion with some very good rucking, they gradually get up to the Worthing line and are able go over for the first try of the game. From the restart Heathfield almost instantly turn the ball over, and after a couple of good rucks the ball is moved out to the wing, and a smashing run leads to the boys going over for the second try in as many minutes. 2-0 up at half time. The second half starts with Worthing on the front foot and putting a lot of pressure on the Heathfield defence. The boys manage to hold out for a couple of minutes with some very good tackling, But eventually from a scrum Worthing work the ball wide and go over in the corner to half the deficit. From the restart the boys keep possession well for the rest of the half to see the game out. some excellent tackling and rucking in this game. Final score Heathfield 2 Worthing 1.
Game 4: Hurricanes v Crowborough.
Heathfield have the kick off and a jinking run straight down the middle leads to the first try of the game. A great start to the game. Heathfield turn the ball over from the restart, but are penalised again for handing off. Crowborough make their way towards the Heathfield line but the boys hold them up well and manage to turn the ball over, then some quick passing leads to a break down the wing and another try 2-0. Crowborough then stopped just short of our line by a superb tackle. Unfortunately the Crowborough player is injured in the tackle and the play is stopped for a few minutes while medical attention is received. after a few minutes the lad is up and well and play is restarted with the second half. Heathfield start the second half as they finished the first, they turn the ball over straight away and great passing and rucking leads to a try down the middle. Crowborough regroup and keep the ball for a couple of minutes, but a crunching tackle from Heathfield turns the ball over and they go straight down the wing to score the fourth try. Crowborough restart with the last play of the game. Heathfield again turn it over and great tackling and rucking takes them to the Crowborough line and over for the fifth try. Great rugby from our boys. Final score: Heathfield 5 - Crowborough 0.
Game 5 Heathfield v Shoreham.
Heathfield kick off the final against Shoreham and unluckily knock on to give Shoreham possession. They immediately pile forward to put Heathfield under pressure. The boys keep them out for a couple of minutes with some really excellent tackling. Eventually Shorehams pressure pays off as they use their superior size to power over the line for the first try of the game. From the restart the lads get into the opposition half and Shoreham have to give everything they have to keep the boys from scoring. Half time whistle goes with Heathfield just short. The second half starts with Shoreham again piling on the pressure. But some brilliant tackling keeps the out for a couple of minutes, but eventually shorehams pressure pays off and they crash over for the second try. From the restart the boys are straight at Shoreham with some good rucking. The rest of the half is played with Heathfield so close to getting the try they deserved but Shoreham just holding out. Final score Heathfield 0 Shoreham 2.
Well done to all the boys today, some super rugby was played, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.