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Under 14 - Match centre

Ruislip
Teddington
Sun 24 Jan 11:00 - League Full time

TRFC U14's League Match vs Ruislip

TRFC U14's League Match vs Ruislip

One of the themes for this season has been our inability to wake up and get organised at the beginning of the match – but not this week. Despite the initial disruption caused by a late switch of pitches, the Teddington opening series of phases were a great mixture of pick and go, quick ruck ball, good passing and decisive running. These early efforts were rewarded when Jacob Dachtler went over in the corner for a scorching early try.

Unfortunately for us, Ruislip had other ideas. A couple of missed first up tackles led to a breakaway equalising try at the 20 minute mark, a trick they repeated 5 minutes later to go 10-5 up (it was not a day for kickers, with ankle deep mud!).

The second half began in very similar fashion to the first, with quick hands and direct running leading to (yet) another try for Jacob Dachtler - game on! The next 20 minutes was a valiant rearguard effort, with the highlight being an excellent pair of tackles in 30 seconds from Jack Twort. But, eventually, Ruislip got their reward for consistent pressure with another breakaway try, this time coming from a dropped ball and a lack of concentration on our part.

We had time for the kickoff and attacked the Ruislip line but to no avail as time ran out. All things considered this was a good effort – the team played with spirit and enthusiasm and every single player contributed. That elusive win will come, and sooner rather than later if we keep up this level of performance.

Man of the Match - Jack Twort

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