Kelvin Hall School 24 – Sirius Academy West 4
In their third and final game of the Super League, Sirius Academy West Year 9 Rugby team got beat by an extremely strong Kelvin Hall side. Sirius were once again without captain and organiser Josh Guynan and also hooker Mason Jameson, which meant that Tom Cooper had to step in at half back alongside Owen Healey with Archie Gommersall moving back into the hooker position.
Kelvin got off to an early start making it 6 – 0 within the first few minutes, but after that the next ten minutes were evenly matched with both teams defending extremely well. Unfortunately, a couple of decisions didn’t go the Sirius West way and Kelvin ended up with 3 repeat sets on their tryline and it was inevitable they would go over, despite the valiant effort from the Sirius side, with Charlie Boxall and Lewis Smithson leading the way with some good, strong tackling. From then on it was all Kelvin, who credit to them looked after the ball well, not giving Sirius another opportunity with the ball in hand, making the halftime score 24 – 0.
Sirius did not throw the towel in, and showed superb character to keep working hard as a team, and they got their rewards when a strong run from Oliver Godfrey dragged in many of the Kelvin players and a quick play the ball saw Archie Gommersall hit Charlie Boxall with a bullet pass, who ran onto the ball like a steam train to go over and make it 24 – 4. The forwards continued to take the ball in well and make good yards forward as Archey Humphrey, Charlie Kennedy and Marley Creighton were always willing runners. The half backs of Tom Cooper and Owen Healey tried to bring in the backs more, but Kelvin were strong out wide, giving Sirius no real chance of a breakthrough. Fullback Jake Stewart worked hard, coming into the line and taking the ball in on many occasions, but it was all about Kelvin Hall in the latter part of the game as they ran away with it.
Player of the match went to Archie Gommersall, who did not take a backward step all game, even though he isn’t the biggest of players, he showed a big heart, making some great tackles on the bigger, stronger players from Kelvin. In attack he looked dangerous as he ran the ball in at the right times from dummy half, making some great yards for the team.
Congratulations to the squad on their effort, character and attitude:-
Jake Stewart, George Gommersall, Riley Bayles, Kieran Small, Freddie Daddy Pindar, Tom Cooper, Owen Healey, Lewis Smithson, Archie Gommersall, Archey Humphrey, Charlie Kennedy, Charlie Boxall, Marley Creighton, Oliver Godfrey and Jay Duffield.