Stanley Rangers ARLFC
Under 14s  Match Reports 2022

Sharlston Rovers 24 v Stanley Rangers U14s 8
Wakefield Cup

Match Report by Mark Talbot, Coach:

"So tonight our Under14's played in their 1st ever Wakefield Cup game. We were drawn away at Sharlston Rovers, 2 divisions above us, on a hot Tuesday night in June.

The lads turned up in the right frame of mind "the pressure is on Sharlston to win this, let's just go out and show them what we are capable of" and the lads didn't disappoint. From the kick of we were containing Sharlston, even forcing errors. 
We were running strong, and tackling hard, we definitely stunned the home team.  70% of the first half was played in Sharlston's half. We had them on the back foot and were bouncing with enthusiasm.  Sharlston scored twice in the 1st half and converted one making it 10 - 0 at half time.

The lads were really encouraging in the team talk, and came out in the 2nd half with the same positive attitude, and it wasn't long before it showed.  2 try's quite close together from Stanley, and it was 10-8. 
The opposition were stunned and were arguing with each other. 
It stayed close for what seemed like an age, but with injuries taking their toll, and lads needing to play out of position, and tiredness creeping in Sharlston managed to pull away and the final score was 24-8.
The team bond and willingness to work for each other really showed tonight. We went into this game with no expectations, just a belief that we know we can play good rugby, and after this performance against a side 2 divisions above us, just shows how far we have come, and how proud we all are.
It really was a wonderful game to watch, and an all round team performance, from every player on the field, the injured players that still travelled to the game, our team officials and of course our travelling supporters."
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