Saturday, 2 December 2017
The U13/12 Barbarians end the season with a hearty performance in an end to end thriller.
With a downpour of rain just before kick-off, the boys had to quickly get themselves motivated for a match of rugby!
From the outset the game was free-flowing and requiring a high level of fitness from all (including the referee)! It is fair to say that the first 10 minutes were not the finest for the Abberley side, however they rallied and began to put in some strong tackles and there was a real positivity in their play. When the passes stuck, Abberley looked threatening and spent a long time camped in the oppositions half. Abberley were able to sneak in a try before half time, although the scoreboard reflected a different tale of the first half.
The second half was a really pleasing whole team effort. With real passion and confidence, the Abberley side pressured Moor Park and despite some good tries from the opposition (including a fantastic performance from Ryan M who was playing for Moor Park) Abberley kept up the fight and finished the game with a fantastic team try.
Despite the result, a great game of rugby was played by all with rugby being the real winner. Well done boys!