Didsbury TocH 25 – 65 Sale
With the sun shining over Didsbury we were hoping that the U11’s would make an equally bright start, but it was a characteristic slow first quarter with numerous handling errors. However, Sale were able to play most of this period in the opponents half and were able to take the two opportunities that presented themselves to take an early 10-0 lead.
Cass came on to make his debut and Sale were determined to more competitive at the ruck in the second quarter. As the game developed many of the errors were eliminated, leading to a more open game, by half time Sale had opened up a 30-10 lead with Josh, Sahib and Max all scoring tries.
In the second half Didsbury began to tire and a combination of good passes and strong running resulted in Sale exploiting the space. Will put Josh in for a further score, then Josh put Max in for his hat trick with a great pick up and pass. Then Jamie threw a dummy and darted towards the try line only to be pulled down by a high tackle.
Didsbury lost a player through injury and Sahib, having come off earlier, offered to play the final quarter for the opponents. Despite trailing 55-15, Didsbury remained competitive and Sale needed strong tackles from Tom and Ted and a try saving tackle from Josh. Rahul then enjoyed out pacing his ‘former team mate’ Sahib for his try, but the game ended with Sahib scoring for the hosts. In the end Josh scored 5 tries, Sahib 4 (and one for Didsbury), Max 3 and Rahul 1. This week the players wanted to award the MoM to Cass for a great debut.