Formed 2004 ... Herts 7s U14 Runners-up 2005 ... North Herts U14 team, Herts Youth Games 2005 runners-up (coached by Letchworth)... Herts Superteams U14 Runners-up 2005 ... Herts SuperTeams "Fairplay" winners 2006 ... Rochford 10s U17 Champions 2006 ... East Midlands 10s U17 Runners-up 2007 ... East Midlands 10s U17 "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... National 10s U17 5th place and "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... Herts 7s U17 Plate runners-up 2007 ... National 7s U17 Plate winners 2007 ... RFU "President's XV" Award winners 2007 ... Herts Superteams winners 2007 ... Midlands 10s U18 Runners-up 2008 ... National 10s U18 4th place 2008 ... North Herts U11 team, Herts Youth Games 2008 runners-up (coached by Letchworth girls) ... London and SE 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2008 ... Herts 7s U18s runners-up 2008 ... National 7s U18s quarter-finalists 2008 ... Gloucester City 10s U18 Bowl runner-up (6th) 2009 ... Worthing 10s U18 Plate runner-up 2009 ... National 7s U18 Plate winners 2009... Worthing 10s U15 Plate winners 2010... Worthing 10s U18 Shield winners 2010... Herts 7s U15 and U18 Bowl runners-up 2010... National 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2010...

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Result: Exeter Saracens 26, Letchworth 34

22-19. Carla in corner after long period of sustained pressure in the Saracens half. Carla breaks through several challenges to score, but try set up by good play by other forwards.

27-19. Carla again two minutes later from penalty five metres out. Opposition (and all the spectators!) expect Sasha to get the ball, neat dummy to Carla who slips through a totally miss-footed defence. 12 minutes to go.

Team changed (five roll on/roll off).

34-19. Hayley under the posts from a well worked scrum on halfway thus proving that all those hours spent rehearsing back moves DO pay off sometimes! 8 minutes to go.

Team changed (six roll on/roll off).

34-26. No cover for that wing at scrum. 1 minute left.

A better performance against a tiring opposition, Carla the real star making great yardage. Katie exhausted at the end, but whole team has got through the tour without serious injury - Hayley's scratched lower back and eye being the only significant knocks.

  • Player of the match: Nikki
  • Parents' player: Carla and Katie (joint)
  • Player of the tour: Carla

The team has gone through the Easter with a 100% record - four games, four wins - though two were only won from tries by Hayley from the final plays of the game so things could easily have gone either way.

Even the other two games were closer than the scoresheet appears - the margin of victory over Weldon was aided by another last minute try (not to mention several girls from Sudbury!), and moreover against a team that had not played for some months, while if the Exeter Saracens girl had been able to put the ball down instead of dropping it when under no pressure at all we'd have been down by nine at half-time, not two, which might have been a different story.

Still its a good run to take into the Regional 10s in two weeks time.

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