A windy win
By Louis Hill
Away win sees us through to the semi-finals
We always new it would be a pretty tough fixture away to Malvern, but what we did not realise was that we would make it even harder for ourselves!
The game kicked off with a strong left to right wind with Malvern taking advantage of the cold and windy conditions by playing some organised and tight rugby that saw their big forwards crashing into the Whitchurch defence. We held strong but frustratingly the ball we got was wasted through some silly passes, poor kicking decisions and general apathy. No doubt a long bus ride was in part to blame but Whitchurch looked a shell of the side that normally performs so convincingly.
A bit of gentle 'persuasion' at half time saw from the coaches not to throw the ball away saw Whitchurch produce a much more organised and cohesive display. So much so that despite being 0-7 down at half time we were able to come back and win 7-33. It did clearly illustrate to the boys how dangerous they can be with the ball in hand and how important possession is - simply cant score without the ball!
Pleased to see the turn around but a little frustrated that it took so long for the team to react. A good win never the less against a strong team who played with determination and spirit throughout.
The coaching team and parents brave enough to travel with the boys are still scarred however from the three hours of very poor singing on the bus on way home. Let's hope the semi finals are at home!