29th April 2018 Landrover Cup U11’s Hosted by Trowbridge RFC.
Chard U11’s travelled to Trowbridge for the 2018 Land Rover cup hosted by Trowbridge RFC in an affiliation with Bath RFC.
Chard came away from the day undefeated after 5 hard fought 12 minute games against teams they had never previously played.
Game 1 v Keynsham, who proved to be a very tough organised team.
Bringing the best out of the Chard lads defence with some fantastic tackling in the 1st half and a great hold up preventing a second try. Going into the second half Chard, trailing by one try, quickly realised they were still in the game and produced some great running rugby to draw the game.
Game 2 v Devizes,
Chard went 2 down in the 1st 5 minutes, clawing one score back just before half time. With their tails up, Chard took advantage of the moment with an early try in the second half. The 2nd half saw both teams play some great running rugby, with Chard keeping the pressure on to the very end and getting their just rewards with a try to seal the win.
Game 3 v Supermarine,
Starting off with a tough 1st half. Both teams wrestled for the ball for the whole first half, a missed tackle from each side meant the 1st half concluding with both teams on 1 try a piece.
The second half saw Chard start brightly, moving the ball out of contact and running in two more tries. Some stubborn defence from Chard kept out Supermarine and Chard now had a second win on the board.
Game 4 v Westbury,
Chard now fully awake began to spread the ball all over the pitch running in many tries - falling one short of double figures. More importantly keeping their discipline and defence resulting in their try line not being crossed.
Game 5 v Cleve,
Chard were looking forward to their final game of the tournament and were determined to go home undefeated. Chard started passionately, dominating possession and territory; finishing the half with a couple of tries. The second half saw Chard continue with the pressure and taking their opportunities as they came. With 2 more scores on the board Chard finished the tournament undefeated.
A massive thank you to the parents for travelling to Trowbridge for the day, fantastic support for the day and over the whole season.
Overall the day proved to be a great experience for the up and coming Chard team.
Thanks to K Swain for creating the match report.