Rugby Update

16 Sep 2016

Colts A Rugby

The Colts A rugby team endured a tough afternoon in wet and windy conditions against a well organised Spratton Hall side. In the first half, Spratton played some superb rugby, moving the ball through the hands quickly and exploiting the space out wide time and time again. Pleasingly, as the game progressed the Colts A started to put together some good phases of play and through sheer grit and determination managed to get over the whitewash to score a well-earned try of their own. Spratton were deserved winners and we now look forward to the Laxton Junior School tournament on Wednesday.

Colts B Rugby

The Colts B first fixture of the season saw them welcome the Colts C of Spratton Hall to Witham. In terrible conditions Witham started the brighter side, putting together some excellent phases of play and putting the Spratton defensive line under continual pressure. This eventually led to a well-deserved try for Kit Parkinson.

After this Spratton managed to gain a foothold in the game and put the Witham defence under pressure; keeping possession well and starving the Witham players of the ball.

In the end the Colts B were well beaten by a very strong side; but what was most pleasing is how hard Spratton were made to work for their victory, throughout the game the Witham boys fought and played for their team and for each other an attribute they can take immense pride in.

Under 10A Rugby 

Spratton Hall U10 A 45

Witham Hall U10 A 45

Witham Under10A team enjoyed a very positive start to the season at a rainy Spratton Hall. Both teams played some exciting rugby with some terrific running and handling in spite of the wet conditions. A draw was a fair result of a highly entertaining match. Witham's tries were scored by Oscar (4), Freddie (3), Fred (1) and Rafe (1). The signs certainly bode well for the coming months!

Under 10B Rugby

Spratton Hall U10 B 20

Witham Hall U10 B 20

With the first match of the season the U10B’s came up against a strong Spratton Hall team in awful playing conditions. With Witham scoring two tries early on, this set them up for a strong start, However Spratton replied with a breakaway try of their own. In the closing minutes of the first half the boys worked the ball around the pitch as a team to score in the corner just before the half time whistle.

At the beginning of the second half Witham were caught off guard by the sudden emergence of Spratton’s physical play and couldn’t manage to hold out and two quick Spratton tries made the score level. In the dying minutes of the game Witham scored an outstanding try to take the lead. In a surprising amount of added time, Spratton worked the ball well up to the try line and got a penalty 10 metres out which put them in a great position to score. On what ended up being the final play of the game, Spratton scored in the corner which ended the game as a draw. The boys should be tremendously proud of their performances showing some great comradery and team play. If they boys continue improving they will have a great season ahead of them.
MVP: Charlie S