Vectis u13s travelled to Southsea for a three way header for their first games of the season against USP and Petersfield, headed up by 16 year old coach, Paddy Kearney.
The first game was against USP which despite the end result of 4-5 loss, Vectis showed passages of lovely play and demonstrated great teamwork.
In their second game against Petersfield, Vectis ended the first half in a 3-0 lead, through incredible teamwork, defense and their somewhat newfound ability to string a series of passes together to create some beautiful try opportunities. The game ended 3-2 making this their first win of the season.
These first 2 games were not only a triumph on the field but through how it gave the team a new confidence in both themselves as individuals and as a team.
The whole squad stepped up today. Whilst it was too tight to call player of the morning, honorable mentions go to debutant, Lewis Swinscoe on his second week of playing rugby; he made many outstanding try-saving tackles and capped it off with a try. Another rookey who overcame some first match nerves but held his own was Douglas Daish.
Fion Buggy was the leading try scorer of the morning but again this all came from the excellent teamwork shown. And Finally George Amer who showed real leadership on the pitch by being very vocal and using his extensive knowledge of the rules to help other players and by also fitting into a new position of 8.
Team: G Amer, H Lythgoe, N Henry-Gorshanov, H Shaer, L Swinscoe, F Findlay, E Foss, I Fox, F Buggy, F Sheath, D Daish, M Lamb, S Mumford, J Bulmer, F Maidment