On Saturday 3rd July, the Under 12s faced off against Shaw Cross Reds
U12s on a full size pitch, with a determined Rangers fielding 8 players to
the away teams 10 and 2 subs.
Stanley started off brightly, with forwards Austin, Jack and Aiden led
by hooker Tyler and half back Alfie quickly going up for an Alfie Sykes
touchdown under the posts, which he converted - 6-0. Tyler was quickly on
the score sheet with another great run to touchdown - 10-0. Rangers
defence was put under pressure but held up well, led by Alfie, Harry and
Harrison in the middle of the field and Archie out wide. Some fantastic
ball play sent Archie away to touch down under the sticks, converted by
Alfie, making the score 16-0. Close to half time Rangers were again on the
attack with Tyler touching down in the corner to make the score at break
In the second half, Shaw Cross got on the score sheet with a try out
wide making the score 20-4. Rangers replied with a try from Alfie - 24-4.
Shaw Cross hit back, powering down the field with all their players and a
converted try. Rangers defence held firm and with 2 more quick tries from
Tyler, the final score was 32-10 to the home side.
The Man of the Match: Harry after some solid defence throughout the
Top Tackler: Alfie, for the 2nd game in a row.
improved: Austin - great go forward and aggressive defence.
MoM: Tyler for 4 tries and an electric performance
with every game and gaining in confidence.
Archie: 1st game back capped
with a great try.
Harrison: again Mr Dependable, no mistakes in attack
Jack: much improved, running the ball harder and a lot
stronger in the tackle.
Coaches Paul and Chris were proud of the boys. Coach Paul said he
couldn't have been more proud of the heart and desire to play for each
other - it was second to none - and some of the rugby in attack and
defence was awesome.
(Thanks to the Under 12s for this match report)