U16 Match Report – 25th Jan

Well done to all who took part in Sundays match at Reeds Weybridge. 22-38 win for Ealing probably doesn’t reflect how closely the teams were matched and the fresh legs that came on in the second half, as Reeds’ smaller squad tired, certainly made a difference. 

However, we can’t take away from the spirit Ealing players showed to come back from three tries to one down just before half time. A try just before the break brought us back into the game and two just after half time took us into the lead. A spell of Reeds pressure kept the score close at 22-24 but another score from Reon allowed us some breathing space before Ealing sealed the win scoring a converted try with the last play of the game.

An excellent performance from both teams in a tight physical game. Reeds were strong in the scrum and when they spread the ball wide in the first half, we struggled with our tackling in open play. Our rucks were well organised and strong well-supported running kept us in the game. 2nd half we stepped up our focus and it was great to see the lads who had made mistakes in the first half, improving their technique and more than making up for earlier errors.

Our thanks to Reeds Weybridge for being excellent hosts.