Match Report
Reading Blue Coat School Boys-U13B vs  St George's College, Weybridge
On: Saturday, 25 Nov 2017
Venue: at Home

The U13 Bs continue to improve as the season moves on, and put in a very good performance to win convincingly against St George's College 50-0.

The game started with good intensity from both sides, with tackles being made, contest at the breakdown, and plenty of running rugby. Blue Coat showed good strength in the scrum, as well as further development in their defensive play too, which allowed them to repel St George's attacks. Blue Coat were also able to show good determination going forward, stringing together phases. The deadlock was broken when debutant winger Harry Armstrong showed brilliant pace as well as strength to carve his way through the St George's defence and score Blue Coats first try. The boys were very keen to not let off the pressure, as they did against Reading last week, and Harry was soon rewarded with a second try. Max Head, playing his first game at full back, showed fantastic hands to catch a kick on the run, and then showed great pace to return for the third try of the game. Max and Harry both got one more each to go into halftime 25-0 up.

St George's rallied at half-time and showed great spirit to continue to attack. However, Blue Coat continued to surge ahead, Sam Norrington (another debutant) showing brilliant strength and tactical skill when breaking though and presenting the ball, allowing Blue Coat quick ball to play with. Lewis Main was the first scorer of the second half, with prolific try scorers Jake Gaines and Ollie Thompson getting on the scoresheet, before Harry returned to the match and rounded off the game with two more tries, after surviving an interesting interpretation of a rugby tackle.

The U13Bs not only won convincingly, but played well as a team, and Ollie Thompson's team try was a highlight. While handling errors perhaps gave the opposition more of the ball than they would have liked, the team continues to improve and implement skills from training well. Looking forward to next weekend!

Tries from: Harry Armstrong x5, Max Head x2, Lewis Main, Jake Gaines, and Ollie Thompson

Man of the match: Harry Armstrong, strength and speed in both attack and defence, as well as five tries, is pretty hard to argue with.