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Under 13's - Match centre

Chichester
Horsham U13 Lions
Sun 2 Dec 10:00 - League Full time Attendance 65,535

Lions just fall short.

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Lions just fall short.

Really proud of the Lions players who put in a terrific performance to push Chichester all the way. A tentative start saw the Lions dominate possession for large periods but failing to make any real ground. It was clear through that the boys were executing what we have been practicing; some excellent body positions in the ruck making it hard for Chichester to get the ball. Eventually Chichester did get possession and after some sustained pressure, and one or two errors, they were able to break down our defence. We ended the half strongly though with some outstanding distribution and a very near try by Olli C on the left wing.

Slowly the boys began to believe in themselves more and upped their intensity in the 2nd half – some superb strong running from Morgan, Finlay R and Finlay C started to draw in their defence and gaps started to appear out wide allowing Finlay C to score twice within a dominant 10 minute period. The remaining 10 minutes of the game was really tense with Chichester finding it hard to keep the ball. However a couple of breaks and some sustained pressure on our line saw Chichester finally break through in the last minute of the match.

The boys were naturally disappointed but can be proud of their performance. This Chichester side have been the county champions for a number of years and are currently favourites to retain that title again. Their coaches said that the game was the best game they have had so far. To run them that close is impressive – our time will come. Well done all.

James

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – March: Minehead Barbarians RFC

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