Minis re­turn with a bang

The Scarborough Evening News - - SPORTS JUNIOR RUGBY, CRICKET - By James Per­rett Martin.dowey@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @SN_S­port

The Scar­bor­ough mini and ju­niors rugby sea­son is back un­der­way af­ter a few weeks off over the fes­tive pe­riod.

The minis started back with all age groups send­ing at least one team to Hornsea for a ma­trix.

All our Scar­bor­ough sides played re­ally well, it was hard to no­tice they hadn’t played or trained in al­most a month.

The Un­der-12s had games against Hornsea, Hul­len­sians and Driffield.

For the first fix­ture of 2018 Scar­bor­ough turned out a squad of 20 play­ers sup­ported by four coaches, show­ing on­go­ing com­mit­ment in depth at the age group.

Fur­ther to taking part in three hard-fought matches, sup­port was of­fered to Dr if field, who were short of play­ers.

The three games were played in great spirit and were ex­treme­ly­compet­i­tive set­ting 2018 off on a great note.

Scar­bor­ough Un­der-Eights ar­rived early for a good warm up ses­sion to burn off the Christ­mas choco­late.

Com­pet­ing against two sides from Driffield and one from Hornsea, they dis­played their best han­dling of the sea­son.

With the ground sat­u­rated and eas­ily cut­ting up, the rugby ball be­came very slip­pery and hard to han­dle.

With both Driffield teams em­ploy­ing hard run­ning lines, and Hornsea re­ly­ing on pacy wingers, Scar­bor­ough took a dif­fer­ent ap­proach and re­lied on their pass­ing, catch­ing and sup­port skills which had been a fo­cus of skill im­prove­ment.

The high­light of the day was eas­ily a slick pass­ing move­ment go­ing through each player’s hands for Os­car Tom­lin­son to score in the cor­ner.

It was a great ef­fort by the Un­der-Eight sin dif­fi­cult con­di­tions,es­pe­cially con­sid­er­ing the Christ­mas break and no train­ing for al­most a month.

Player of the day was Ka­cie Sharp who put in 100% all day in the dif­fi­cult con­di­tions and man­aged to pull off some great tags against some very quick Hornsea play­ers.

This Sun­day will see the ju­nior boys and girls start­ing the secon half of the sea­son off and then the fol­low­ing Sun­day will see the rest get stuck into it.

This Sun­day the minis are trav­el­ling away to Bridling­ton to con­tinue a great start to 2018 with a train and play day.

Our ju­nior girls travel to Selby for games against them and some ju­nior boys sides trav­el­ling away for some long a waited fix­tures.

Scar­bor­ough minis pic­tured at Hornsea ahead of their ma­trix tour­na­ment. The club’s ju­nior sides re­turn to ac­tion this week­end

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