Match Report: Sunday 30 November 2014

Reported by Ryley Cowgill
FINAL SCORE: Mosborough RUFC 43 vs Heath RUFC 12

The Usually Sound Defense Totally Absent.

Sunday, 10 am meet just south of Sheffield; not an ideal scenario for Heath to press on with their season and get an imperative win if they would go on to win their division, but this is what they had to take in their stride. Players and supporters alike turned up on the day expecting conditions that makes you have to keep checking if you have fingers, but to everyone's surprise, this was not the case. The weather was notably warm to say what time of year it was and throughout the game some stray sun shine could be felt.

Much to the disappointment of the away team, the game didn't start as well as the day did, Mosborough scored the first try of the game fairly early on and whether it was down to a lack of motivation by Heath in the early stages of the game or that the game had been anticipated to be fairly easy by the Heath players as they had beaten Mosborough on the first day of the season without playing particularly well. Whatever the reason, Heath had to pick themselves up and get back into this game.

Predictably, Heath did just that as they finished their first try off in the right hand corner of the pitch, the try scorer was the in-form Kyle Tetley who seems to be scoring tries for fun at the moment (5-7, conversion by Kyle Tetley). The half time whistle was blown.

After the first half Heath had a good spell in the game as they had the most possession, they also utilised the possession well as they scored a second try from a well worked line out and then series of hands down the line of the backs, the try was scored on the left flank by fullback Sam Sharp who has put some good performances in since his drastic change of position. (5-12, unconverted try).

Heath had the game by the scruff of the neck by this point and didn't seem to be showing any sign of easing of the gas…unfortunately, against the run of play, Mosborough scored their second try and got themselves back into contention as the scores where now level at 12-12.

As the game was now there for the taking for either side, another try was imminent. What wasn't expected though, was that Mosborough would go on to score another 5 try's against a usually sound defensive line. The score line ended up at a hefty 43-12 defeat against Heath.

Although there were no notable performances this week, the main problem for Heath at the moment is that, in recent games, there has been some good individual performances but they haven't played well enough as a team.

Heath must now work hard in training and play to their best capabilities in their next three home games if they want to be in with a chance of winning their league.

Heath scorers

Kyle Tetley 1st try and conversion

Sam Sharp 2nd try

Tries 2 Drop Goals 0
Penalty Tries 0 Penalty Goals 0
Conversions 1 Attendance
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