Six junior sides in the scrum for first time

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For the first time ever, Garstang RUFC had six age group sides playing fixtures with a programme including, Under Seven’s up to Under 13s all playing at Fleetwood RUFC.

The U7s TAG team played a series of three games against their opposite numbers from Fleetwood. A special mention goes to Edward Pearson for being a great captain, Henry Lathom for brilliant organisation in defence, Harry Lechley and Lucas Fallow, who were playing their first ever games of TAG rugby and William Ayers for his player of the match.

The U8s TAG team, looked after by Mark Pearson, saw an excellent performance by the whole team. With the try scoring machine Matthew Salthouse leading the try count and with all the boys touching down the result was never in doubt.

“Harty” Hargreaves lead the team from the front, strongly supported by Alfie Iredale. The team earned some marvellous team tries finished off with style by Jake Riding and Harry Slater.

The U9s, under the watchful eyes of Roger Nelson and Adam McLaughlin, had a close game against the Green and Gold of Fleetwood and impressively, several of the boys opted to play for Fleetwood, who were short of numbers.

Thanks to Sebastian Fowler, Henry Ibson, Finlay Mclachlan, Ewan Huck, Joseph Lechley and Matthew Acton for being extremely sporting and playing against their own team.

Robbie Kerrs U10s side also had a very close game on the boggy St Georges pitches.

Andy Law, the U12s coach was very pleased with their performance against a much bigger Fleetwood pack, which resulted in a win by seven tries to six. Special mentions going to Sam Monks and Elliot Dean for their excellent progress and brilliant defence from Alec Law, Tom Proctor and Jack McAvoy. The final game of the day was an encounter between Fleetwood U13s and Stuart McKirdys Garstang side.