A resume for Sunday 4th October, 2009.
Dumfries have started up an Under 13 team this year, something that never happened last season. Although numbers at training have been improving, but due to other committments a team of only 12 players travelled to Hawick on Sunday to test how they were coming along.
Hawick squad of about 28 boys looked smaller in stature to Dumfries boys but it showed that they had been together since Primary 4 as the game kicked off for 3 periods of 15 minutes. It was three periods of chasing shadows for the Dumfries boys as Hawick were very organised in keeping width and moved the ball at every opportunity.
Hawick coaches were very fair by giving 3 different Hawick players at the start of each section and it was two Hawick boys that scored tries for Dumfries with Ryan Sarahs converting both.
The Dumfries boys never gave up and could quite easily have got disheartened against their speedy hosts and improved in their aspects of play as the sections went on, another 15 minute section maybe Hawick would have been concerned – well maybe not.
Dumfries boys were looked after by Hawick and they enjoyed their huge sausage rolls and beans and plenty juice after the game.
It was good for all the boys to have an away day and it is hoped now that fixtures can be arranged against all the local sides to try and build some confidence in the boys.
Training will continue on Wednesday’s at 6p.m. and on Sunday’s at 10a.m. if no game.
Fancy giving it a shot ….. just turn up at the above times or make contact with Rab McHenry on 07795552701 or Andrew Ainsley on 07729939814.
Boys that played on Sunday Ben Herries, Elliot Scott, Evan Christie, Reece Morrow, Jack McHenry, Josh Ferguson, Edward Jackson, Ryan Sarahs, Callum Jackson, Matthew McDonald, Jack Pybus, Duncan Blandford.