Sarries Vs Lydney (County Cup)
After a respectful minutes silence, the game started the same old Sarries way…… slow. However, after defending for many phases in our 22, with every single Sarries player putting their body on the line, they sadly scored. The game carried on with both teams battling it out to score the next try but after Charlie made one cracking tackle on their five. They broke through our 10,20,30s without us noticing to score again.
After a period of Sarries pressure their 10 ran into the posts and the half ended
Half-Time Score: 0-12
Sarries came back hard, the forwards hitting lines and clearing rucks, the backs passing beautifully and offloading perfectly. Tackle after tackle after tackle after tackle. Lydney giving penalty after penalty, which soon led to Keano kicking to touch. Then the forwards did their thing, mauling the ball and debut player Tom carrying it over the line scoring his first try for Sarries and our first of the match. No conversion.
Soon after, Lydney scored. Sarries bounce back with another kick by Keano to touch and another Maul leading to Tom scoring his second try. No conversion. At this point both Lydney players and coaches were getting annoyed at each other, telling the ref what he should and shouldn’t do. Then 10 mins later from one end of the pitch through the hands of the backs and forwards, Charlie making the final pass to Harry who finished it off in the corner. No conversion.
Lydney were panicking now but the game ended too early and we were unable to get the winning score that we deserved.
Joe was unable to make it to the clubhouse after as he was off to use my usual spot at A&E – get well soon.
Well Played Sarries
Report written by Noah