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Colchester U14’s A – 10 v Woodbridge U14’s 15

Great win on Sunday in the most atrocious weather. Colchester got the first try after 10 minutes of terrific pressure on our try line, although we gave a heroic defence, eventually they took it wide and a few missed tackles due to the wet and mud let them in for their first 5 points.

As usual we did look like we hadn’t quite woken up yet, however that Colchester try was the morning alarm ringing loudly and as soon as we regained possession, we kept it and pinned  Colchester A down in their half for the remainder of the half and just as we did, they defended heroically until from a penalty on their 22,  James Owens took it quickly ran through a couple of tackles, dummied a pass to Curtis and powered over for our first try. Not converted. 5 all.

Again we retained possession and territory with time and time again attacking their try line, held up, knocked on – about every reason to cross the line and not score! However this relentless attacking led to us shipping the ball wide into cold  backs hands, and just as we coaches knew they would, they drew their man and popped it, until space opened up for Alex who scampered across almost unmarked for try 2.

Half Time Woodbridge 10 – Colchester 5.

Colchester never gave up attacking, but looked lost for ideas and with Woodbridge still rampant we scored another great backs try through Guy, unfortunately not converted. 15-5.

It’s really difficult to be a coach on the side lines and give advice on not thinking the game is won when you have two tries up on such a tough opponent as Colchester A, and the boys did slip off for a little kip, and Colchester took this opportunity to put us under pressure and through some great footballing skills, the ball was collected and Colchester went through for another try. Unconverted.

Last ten minutes was a stalemate of tired bodies in the middle of the park, a little venture forward by Woodbridge, a turn over and a little venture forward by Colchester. Repeated for a gruelling long 10 mins til the final whistle.

And that’s how it ended. 15-10 to Woodbridge.

Well done Colchester as you gave 110% per man, well done Woodbridge you gave 111% per man!

Really hard to choose Men O the Match from 20 heroes of the field – but Tom Jermy was in everything and smashing through rucks and mauls, and Harry Hobday created merry havoc in amongst the opposition backs.

Although Colchester weren’t in the club bar after to be thanked for being the hosts and providing us with our toughest game to date, we do salute the Colchester boys for their brave and committed game on the pitch.

Amazons game waterlogged when ahead

The Amazons v Wymondham match was abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch just as we were winning 7-12 – thanks Paul Leech for the pictures

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Wheelchair Warriors Div 3 results

Div 3 results 22_11_14Well done to all teams – great start to season

Warriors 7 v Newmarket 67

Coach’s report – Tough day today with multiple missed tackles that was not reflective of our team history. Newmarket played at a faster tempo! However, there were positives… DT, Luke J, & Jess introduced new players to the Warriors and they did us proud! One of our colts (Daffyd) had a great first outing and big Millsy brought his rugby league prowess to the boys. To be honest I am struggling with the score… But, remain positive with the knowledge that we have talented players that were unavailable today and the boys that showed were positive and had fun!
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U14s 55 v Braintree 0

Woodbridge V Holt recently

Woodbridge V Holt recently

Braintree was billed as our first big game warm-up before next Colchester A & a return match against Holt in a couple weeks.

We fielded a very much A team squad with a couple of players making their A team starting debut – notably Connor who didn’t look out of place, until he ran out of puff!!

Braintree where a very large and physical side who took it to us in the set pieces, however our skills were in getting the ball wide and playing in open spaces. At the end of the first half our lead was 31 – 0.

Tries – Alex 1, Olly W 1, James O 2

Conversions – Travis 3

Braintree rallied and held us out for most of the 3rd quarter and now started to really pressurise our scrum, but every attack they made was snuffed out by great tackling in the mid field. Eventually we regained possession of the ball and both through the forwards and backs made ground into their territory and scored tries.

Best try of the day, was a break away by Barnaby, who passed to Alex, who had men either side to receive a pass, so a try could be scored wide or inside if needed, however this was enough for Alex to put down between the posts.

Tries – James O 1, Guy 1, Dom 1, Alex 1

Conversions – Saxon 1, Theo 1

Final Score WRUFC 55 – BRAINTREE 0

Notable mentions – David for some awesome boneshuddering tackles, Marcus for great defense on the wing. MAN O MATCH’s to Barnaby for fantastic ball scrounging and retention, James O for great pack leadership.

Woodbridge v Holt

Woodbridge v Holt

Julian will notify everyone of squad for this Sunday v Colchester A tomorrow. CAN EVERYONE ON THE SQUAD LIST PLEASE MAKE AN EFFORT TO GET TO THURSDAY NIGHTS TRAINING – WE NEED AT LEAST ONE FULL SQUAD TRAINING SESSION. ALL BOYS WELCOME REGARDLESS OF SELECTION.

U15s get their hat trick at Sudbury

21A hat trick for U15s, three clean sheets in a row. Very hard game today with slippery conditions resulting in a 18 points to 0 win against a strong Sudbury side.

Marshall Sykes opened the scoring  with a run from the 22 to try line, with two opposition hanging on to his shirt. Ewan then followed this by converting the kick. The score stayed at 7-0 for the first half, despite some great work from the forwards and backs.

Ten minutes In to the second half Ewan converted a penalty from the 22 line. This was followed by some  great play from the forwards, resulting in a try by Felix . Ewan put another great penalty through the posts to put it beyond Sudbury. Sudbury should have picked up a try late in the match , but great defence from us and poor hand from them  kept a clean sheet.

Woodbridge 18 Sudbury 0

U11 Development Tournament Winners at Ipswich YM 2014

U11 Development Tournament Winners at Ipswich YM 2014Last Sunday the Ipswich YM Festival was cancelled. However, we made contacted them and made arrangements to send two teams over for a “friendly” fixture. We were somewhat surprised to find we were to be involved in a “Mini Festival” against Ipswich YM, Wymondham and Sudbury in both an “A” and “Development” Pool.

It started off as a round robin. In the “A” pool we won against Sudbury 3-2, lost to Wymondham 1-0 and drew with YM 2-2.  We ended up third in the group though I do believe there was a mis-count but never mind. We played well in places and generally improved through the pool matches though were not as organised and tenacious as we have seen previously. This was probably a result of no meaningful matches before this season.

Meanwhile our “Development” team won all their matches scoring a minimum of 5 tries in each game. There were some really strong performances and there are a number of players who during this season will not doubt be moving up to the “A” team. Understandably we won the pool and therefore made the final.

Then the heavens opened! It had been windy all morning but I don’t think I’ve ever got so wet so quickly on a rugby field. Note to self………must see if any parents would like to chip into a Tent! Let me know if you are!!!!!

The “A”s played in the third v fourth play-off and were on the receiving end of some questionable decisions and ended up losing 1-0.

It was interesting to see that the winning or losing margin in each of the games was a single try – small margins is all we are talking about!

Meanwhile the “Development” team played in the Tournament final and drew 2-2; possibly a result of being left in the cold and wet and possibly thinking they could run up a cricket score! However the winner tournament winner was then decided upon tries scored overall and so WE WON!