Garstang Rugby Club mini and junior sections welcomed Clitheroe’s juniors to Hudson Park, and by utilising the new training pitch were able to accommodate six age groups.
The U7s played two matches and had a great morning scoring some good tries. Thanks to Harry Lechley, George Ayers and William Ayers who took turns playing for Clitheroe. Well done to William Slater for being a good captain and to Lucas Fallon whose passing and catching gets better every week.
The U8s, with Henry Latham and Edward Pearson stepping up, also had a good morning, with two matches played and a well earned man of the match going to Harry Slater.
The U9s played on the second team pitch, and enjoyed a good, close game. There was a great try from Taylor Walmsley who sold a beautiful dummy pass and then scooted in to score. Coach Roger Nelson said “we are starting to see all the team getting a run with the ball”.
The U10s also enjoyed a good competitive close match and christened the new training pitch with its first try. The U10s continue to improve with good tackling and great running from all the team.
The U12s played a round robin of matches, two against Clitheroe U12s, winning them both 28-14 and 21-7, and one against Colne and Nelson U12s, also running out winners 49-5. Coach Andy Law was very proud of the way his team played and was pleased with the good spirit and respect shown by all the boys on the pitch.
The highlight of the day was the U13/U14 game versus the experienced Clitheroe U13/U14 side on the first team pitch. The game was an intense and close affair with the home side running out eventual winners, 32-26, coach Bert Cross able to celebrate his 50th birthday with a good drenching from his victorious team. Happy Birthday Bert.
This Sunday see’s Burnley visiting Hudson Park.
The Under 6 tag training will be at the YMCA for one more week and then, on March 1 will also return to Hudson Park.