St Agnes –v- Lankelly Fowey
Another fine Tigers performance
St Agnes welcomed Lankelly Fowey to Enys Parc on Sunday for our third game of the season. The Tigers squad has been boosted with the addition of Arthur who made his first competitive appearance for the club and joined Nick, Freddie, Stanley, Tom, and Wilf (Boasting a combined total of in excess of 200 competitive games for St Agnes between them).
The Tigers were joined by Lankelly players Freddy (First Half) and Andrew (Second Half) in a very competitive and fast paced game. Pleasing again from a coaching perspective is the attitude of all the players in understanding that rugby is a team game and whoever scores the try at the end of a move, it’s keeping the ball and making ground that counts. Lankelly proved to be a quality team defensively forcing St Agnes through several phases of play on the majority of attacks and even forcing the Tigers back occasionally. Unruffled by the quality of defence and confident in keeping possession St Agnes played with patience in attack recycling the ball numerous times waiting for the gaps to appear, or continuing the phases of play and small gains all the way to the try line.
Arthur is proving to be a quick learner and credit goes to him and the support of his team mates in scoring a hat-trick on debut, including a very smart burst down the wing. Freddie had his usual energetic game scoring numerous tries and frustrating the Lankelly attack with some top quality tackling. Other highlights included an unstoppable run from Nick, driving through three defenders to score following a restart 5m from the Lankelly try line. Excellent attacking from Stanley, always forward and away from the touchlines to ensure the team kept the ball. Sturdy defending from Tom, often on the wing and resulting in the Lankelly attacker being driven into touch. And Wilf diving on a loose ball, as the last man back, following a breakdown in attack and keeping possession while his team mates reorganised.
In what was another fantastic game for spectators both teams played hard and fair with the Tigers coming out on top, mainly by avoiding the touch lines in attack and forcing Lankelly wide and into touch in defence.