RUGBY TEAMS IMPRESS v RANBY AND WISBECH!

30 Nov 2015

1ST XV:

The 1st XV maintained their good form with a comfortable win against a gutsy Ranby side. A number of players who had been performing well in the 2nd XV enjoyed opportunities in the side, notably Joey Robinson on his debut. Despite the damp conditions the side moved the ball extremely well at every opportunity, well-orchestrated by James Tattersall and Orlando Thain. The back three of Toby Hanson, Hans Mehta and Archie Smith-Maxwell again saw plenty of ball as a result, providing for some entertaining rugby.

2nd XII

Witham Hall                    42

Worksop Prep, Ranby 40

Witham started off very poorly and were quickly 7 points down.  However, this seemed to wake them up.  Max Moore demonstrated real strength with ball in hand throughout the entire match and scored several tries.  The whole team was terrific in their approach to attacking play because they moved and passed the ball out of the contact situation very well.  Unfortunately the lack of tackling led to a game of rugby which had one team scoring and then the other.  It came down to the difference of a missed conversion from Ranby to settle victory for Witham.  It is to be mentioned that Finn Cummins made a try saving tackle in the dying seconds of the game.

All the boys did very well to show a determination toward the end of the game because it could have gone either way.  Well done

Witham Hall     7

Wisbech GS     5

It was a rather untidy game of rugby from the start because both teams did not protect the ball so there was frequent turn over. Max Moore managed to break through to score under the posts – the end result of some excellent passing and support play.  One key area which let the Witham boys down for most of the game was a lack of determination to go forward with the ball strongly and defensively they were poor because of the lack of tackling.  I know the boys will be more determined against Spratton and therefore raise their game.

Colts A:

Witham Hall                       50

Worksop Prep, Ranby    15

The Colts A team put in a sterling performance on Wednesday against Worksop Prep. In a close first half, the boys really had to work hard to get a foothold in the game but after the first five minutes had passed they did in style. Finn ran in a brace of tries and certainly put in his best performance to date in a Colts A shirt. At half time the score was 15-5 to Witham with plenty of work to do. After a stern talking to by Mr Wills about defensive alignment the Colts A team were raring to go. Pleasingly, the boys defence gradually improved; we made more first up tackles with Oliver (captain) leading from the front. We also began to win a lot more turnovers at the break down through Edward and Rory which ultimately led to a couple of superb tries down in the corner which Harry finished in emphatic style. Felix ably supported by Max also ran in a brace of tries, picking gaps in the opposition defence with ease which led to a 50-15 victory. The boys should certainly be very pleased with their afternoon’s work. We now look forward to welcoming Wisbech and Stamford to Witham next week.

U10A:

Witham Hall U10A               6 tries

Worksop Prep, Ranby        1 try

The U10A team maintained their recent good form with a resounding victory at Ranby. Our boys dominated the match in terms of both territory and possession; the final score could easily have been more emphatic. The tries were scored by Will C (2), Louis, James F, Jack and George V-R on his A-team début!

Witham Hall U10 A   6 tries

Magdalene House    3 tries

The U10 A boys made it six wins from nine this season with a pulsating victory over Wisbech’s Magdalene House. Witham started strongly and were up by three tries to nil at half-time. However, the visitors were much improved after the break and scored two tries of their own. Luckily, our boys showed their character by stepping up a gear to kill the game off with three more well-worked tries. Our scorers were Jack with a hat-trick, Will, Richard and Charlie.

Colts B/U10B:

A Colts and U10 ‘B’ mixed side headed to Worksop Prep on Wednesday 18th November.

From the start the Witham boys dominated the game, with some very strong, straight running and excellent tackling. This was a theme that continued throughout the contest which resulted in a very good Witham Hall win: 9 tries to nil.

Tries came from Sam Beattie (3), George Alford (3) and one a piece for Harry Leverton, Ben Price and Arthur Foljambe.