Great team performance from the U10s
By Simon Woodley
A windy but mild day welcomed West Mersea & Witham to Low Road.
A very bright start from Harwich took us into a very early lead with 3 quick trys from Bradley Durrant, William Garnham and Ajay Powell. However, it was not all one-way traffic as Mersea found a way to come back into the match with 2 trys of their own.
The second half was all Harwich with the first half try scorers all getting their brace in the second half to double the Harwich score line to 6-2. West Mersea & Witham came back with a late try but it wasn’t enough. It was an outstanding performance by all seven players in this game, by the try scorers and Phoenix Fensom, Stuart McCue, Luca Mason and Jacob Jeffries all working hard in the ruck and everyone tackling and making strong runs.
Game two started a bit differently with Harwich conceding an early try and Mersea finding another gear. However, Harwich didn’t let that get to them and just before half time found the equaliser to make it 1-1 at the break.
The second half started the same way with West Mersea & Witham on the front foot and getting the first try of the half, but again Harwich showed determination and came back to level the score. But with the last play of the match Mersea won the ball from a ruck, made a great run and managed a score in the corner and as the whistle sounded the score finished 2-3 to the visitors.
Very proud of all the players today, such a strong group of players which made choosing player of the day very tough but it went to William Garnham for his relentless tackling and work rate in the ruck.
Report by Paul Messenger