MINETY’S youngest players continued their form of last year, with some great victories in mini rugby fixtures against Supermarine and Swindon.
They displayed some great handling skills and evasive tactics as well as fantastic pace. Once again the team received complimentary comments from the opposition parents and coaches on their fantastic conduct and sportsmanship.
The whole team is showing some great tagging and teamwork and they look a formidable force for the future.
MINETY U9s seem to be adjusting really well to their first season of contact rugby and are enjoying the physical challenge.
Despite little game time recently they rose to the occasion at Supermarine with both Minety teams enjoying victories.
Notable performances for the Minety Monsters came from Caleb Timmis (impressive tackling) and Finn Martin (great running). For the Minety Minotaurs, Dylan Jones was praised for his great tackling and the overall player of the day award went to Aden Vaughan.
Last weekend Minety came up against an impressive Swindon side and suffered mixed fortunes with a win, a defeat and a draw.
In the first game, Swindon came out all guns blazing and took Minety somewhat by surprise with their brute force.
In the second game, it was Minety’s turn to dominate, with a great team performance, and the final game saw the spoils shared. Three players shone on the day: Bruno Tweedale, Harry Bradley and William Guthrie.
IN THEIR first fixture for some time, the U10s faced a strong Supermarine side, but from the first whistle the Minety team were on the attack. Tries came, tackles were made and they won decisively.
The second match against Supermarine started as well as the first, but the opposition quickly exploited one of their star players and ran in a couple of tries. Teamwork helped close the gap, but in the end a close loss turned the morning into a draw overall. Player of the day: Daniel Jones.
Last weekend saw the team back in action against Swindon at home.
Minety continued where they had left off the previous weekend. The team was on fire and spurred on by their success kept the pressure on and were rewarded by an emphatic victory.
Special mention goes to Edward Stuart who scored his first try and to Reuben Gowda who was the overall player of the day.