AKS played Stonyhurst and St Marys Hall on Saturday, 15th September
With a number of U16 players in the side finding their feet, it was a tough day against a strong Stonyhurst side. a number of positives came from the game, with a great period of attacking rugby, finished in style as debutante George dabbed down for his first try. This came from some great team phase play and a well weight kick from Max behind the defence. In addition there were some fine individual performances from Ben, Owen and Jack.
With the theme of tenacity firmly in their minds the under 15s cannot be faulted for their effort. 2 tries and 2 conversions for Tristan and a try for Franklin were just rewards for sheer hard work. The team played with a focus on the tactics of direct play and with the luck of a bouncing rugby ball they could easily have scored a further 2 tries to win the game. Even though it was a loss it will remain a most memorable match For Mr McIntyre who has been taking school rugby for over 20 years.
The u14 who have been ravaged by injury, took 12 players across to Stonyhurst. Despite losing, the boys played with a great deal of Commitment, Mr Riding and Mr Parker were very proud of their efforts.
The U13 travelled to St Marys Hall for a bruising encounter. The home side took the early lead, but AKS bounced back playing some fantastic running rugby. Tom was a threat in attack causing the defence problems, other notable performances from Ralphie with some fantastic tacking and John showing his power to crash over for a try in a man of the match performance. The other try scorer was Reece who showed his class to finish 3 tries. Unfortunately it was not AKS’s day as St Marys Hall managed to sneak in to seal the victory. Mr Matthews is looking forward to Altrincham this week and for the team to get back to winning ways.
The U12s played their first fixture for the senior school traveling to St Marys Hall. They played 4, ten minutes quarter game. The team recycled and handled very well and looked dangerous, but in attack on a narrow pitch AKS were unable to break clear and score the points they deserved. A number of missed tackles allowed St Marys Hall to capitalise and score in the first 2 quarters and the team were unlucky to conceded the 4th. St Marys Hall is a tough opponent for the first run out but the U12s showed some real promise throughout.