“As coaches and players, we were so proud of this performance and result as Exeter Chiefs are such a strong side who found it hard to handle The Borough!”
The U11s took part in the Land Rover Cup competition on Sunday in Exeter. In their first Round Robin match, they took to the field against Newton Abbot, and went down 5-0. The very early start involved for travelling and long journey may well have played a part in that!
Next up, the Borough Boys took on North Petherton. After our previous drubbing, we conceded an early try, but, slowly the boys got back into the game - yet they couldn't quite score. The opposition caught us on the break to make it 2-0, which was the final score, but our performance was slowly getting better and better and up to our usual standard.
Our third game was a Cornish derby against Perranporth. We were on the attack from the start, with our heads up. It was a great performance all round and we deserved the 5-1 victory. The boys dominated from the off. We were on fire and nothing could stop the momentum we built up.
The game four of the group stage saw us take on Wellington. After such a great performance from the last game, we were raring to go. The game turned very scrappy, yet we still ran out 2-1 winners.
Then, for the match that the boys were all looking forward to - against Exeter Chiefs Youth Academy. We came out of the blocks steaming to shock the Chiefs and take a 2-0 lead. We were playing some lovely attacking and defensive rugby, but then Exeter made it 2-1. We held our nerve well as the Chiefs piled on the pressure. We soaked it up well until the dying moments when they scored an equaliser. As coaches and players, we were so proud of this performance and result as Exeter Chiefs are such a strong side who found it hard to handle The Borough!
PENRYN TEAM: Dylan Maclean, Isaac Smith, Rory O'Kane, Ethan Taylor, Olly Williams, Dan Misslebrook, Louis Taylor, Logan Tresize, Thom Sparks, Alex Robertson, Felix Liverod Griffin, Charlie Long, Ollie Deering, Toby Collins, Leo Dunstan.
Updated 20:04 - 2 Oct 2017 by Ben Gilby