U12 H Cup
U12 come 3rd at H Cup in Horsham
1. Match - Pulborough
Pulborough started fast, try after 2 mins
Pulborough generally on top, Heathfoiledm forwards finding it difficult to go forward. Pulborough score again on half time after some excellent defence work from Heathfield
3 mins of Pulborough pressure leading to scrappy scrums and then the 3rd try
H responded superbly. Held onto ball a lot more forward beginning to match power of Pulborough. Break from Oscar great rucking work by the forwards allows Joseph to go over for our first try of the day
2. Match - Hove
Heathfield demonstrated some of the best kicking game seen by any team. here demonstrated by Tom R, attacking line out
Hove win line out, heathfield pressure forces a turnover, picked up Freddie M who took it over for a try.
Some good rucking and pressure defending against an impressive Hove team. Held up several times on our own try line
Good clearance work from both Tom f and Toby C..
Half time 1-0 could so easily have been 2-1.
Instant pressure leads to a try for hove.
Hove back in heathfield 22 and score again
Scrum after scrum, hove pushing hard
Heathfield defending for their lives! Held out until the last play of the game with Hove taking it over the line
3. Match - Horsham
Horsham kick off, then ruck, then break then score a try. Simply game!
Heathfield forwards now really firing. Sense of belief growing. Great kick to line out, forwards secure ball and all drive Harrison over for his first try in his first game with the U12's!.
Heathfield really starting to hit top game, some great running & rucking. Ruck after ruck won, moving across full width of pitch - great passing. Try!! Matthew 2-1
In Heathfield 22 - competitive scrums great kick right into Horsham half. Oscar has 5 mins of huge plays, appears to be everywhere.
Heathfield on the front foot, being held up over the line.
Heathfield consistent pressure sees defence in disarray another perfect moment for freddie m to dance in for another try. Finished in style at the end of a whole team passage of play.
Heathfield once again in their 22.Horsham attacking forwards rucking display just gets better. Rucking - over and over - great kick from Tom R. using the wind to pin horsham back in own 22. team then hold them there for the last 2 mins and secure the win.
4. Haywards Heath (HH)
A pattern is emerging! HH score early!
Team shrugs it off goes up the other end and Tom R
Rucking - Ben breaks again - brought down. Crosses pitch. Ruck after ruck - very close play
Line out. HH win. Another line out. Heathfield win to a HH scrum to line - HH running - take half the pitch and score. 1-2 @ half time
Scrum back at centre. Heathfield win it and into their 22.
Heathfield pushing hard. Line out after heathfield rucked well twice. Heathfield over the try line but disallowed for knock on!
HH go to kick, Ben blocked and knocked ball back into HH try line. Inside a metre. HH win ball. H rucking. Great Rucking. Play switched twice and boom! Stanley scores.
HH respond immediately - inside our 22
HH pushing. Ruck after ruck. Final whistle.
Heathfield U12 come 3rd in Group of 5. Pulborough and hove above us.
Cold but great day out. Great squad performance.
Freddie K, Harrison C, Joesph L (Captain), Oli H, Oli T, Omar St P, Oscar C, Sam T, Sam W (Captain for Horsham Game)
Ben W, Finn Scott T, Freddie M, Kieran D, Matthew G, Stanley C,
Toby C, Tom F, Tom R