NMRFC U15s v Mellish RFC - NLD Shield 2nd round match
By Mike Astley
`A truly impressive win`
Well what can I say.
From an elevated cold vantage point where I donned my `Steven Spielberg` cap for the day, this was a truly impressive win against a very good and organised side. Mellish are always strong and competitive.
A nervous 15 mins at the start of the match was soon shuck off. However the Mellish pressure got to us a little bit in the windy and cold conditions with Mellish running in 3 tries and 3 conversions in the first half.
The second half was a much more confident affair, with ALL the players (without exception) playing good expansive rugby. Great communication and control and no panicking. This is a sign of a good team ethic with everybody playing their part.
Final score was an impressive 36 - 21, bearing in mind it was 7 - 21 at the end of the first half.
That makes it 2 wins in the shield with 1 match in the group remaining against Ilkeston RFC on 17th December.
Thanks to the subs (some of which didn`t get a game) but will have a full run out in the next friendly.
Thanks also to the parents for your support and also to Jo Wheatley for keeping me in coffee for the morning!
Well done to all of you.