Colts A Rugby Update

12 Dec 2016

v Magdalene House won 50-15

The Colts A rugby team made the hour long journey to Wisbech to play Magdalene House. A slow start saw the boys struggle with the physicality and size of some of the Magdalene House team who ran good lines and scored some impressive early tries. At half time with the score 20-15 to Witham the game was certainly in the balance and a much improved defensive display was needed. Pleasingly this happened immediately from the restart and as each tackle went in, the boys’ confidence and belief in their own ability grew. From an attacking sense, the Colts A team moved the ball incredibly well and stretched the Magdalene House defence time and time again. The final score was 50-15 and the Colts A team remain unbeaten this half of term – well done indeed!

v St Hugh’s won 50-15 

The Colts A team put in their best performance to date with some superb handling skills throughout their match against St Hugh’s on Saturday. Certainly showing no fatigue from the journey, the boys got off to a strong start with a clean take from the kick-off which led to the ball going through many sets of hands and Witham scoring in the corner. On the front foot, the Colts A team moved the ball away from the contact area quickly and efficiently which meant it was hard for St Hugh’s to defend. An open game saw St Hugh’s score a couple of well worked tries and although they were chasing the game, they showed real team spirit, often dominating at the breakdown with some ferocious rucking. However,  this did not deter the Colts A team who kept the ball moving and at the final whistle the score was 50-15. This was certainly the most complete performance by the boys and what epitomised their team spirit were some of the last ditch tackles that were being made; they were of the highest order. Well done to all the Colts A team, we now head into our final fixtures of the year on Wednesday at the Stamford Junior School Festival.

Quadrangular at Stamford School

Witham Hall 10-5 Laxton Junior School

Witham Hall 5-30 Stamford Junior School

Witham Hall 5-15 King’s Ely

The Colts A team left everything out on the rugby field on Wednesday afternoon at Stamford School. Our first opponents Laxton Junior School always prove to be difficult to beat but the difference between the two sides was at the breakdown where the Witham boys rucked superbly and created many turnovers. In the second round of matches the boys struggled to contain a couple of very talented Stamford boys but pleasingly as the matches progressed, they got a foothold in the game and started to play some excellent phase rugby, scoring late on in proceedings but losing 30-5. In their final match of the season the Colts A team played a very physical King’s Ely side and struggled to compete physically. However, their handling skills really came to the forefront and although they did not win they could not have put any more effort in. It has been an absolute pleasure coaching you all this season and I wish you every success as you head into your first senior year.