Fantastic turnout for Rydal Penrhos Tournament
The 22nd Annual Rydal Penrhos tournament took place on Saturday in cool sunshine.
The Under 14 rugby tournament consisted of two groups of six teams playing on three pitches with a strong contingent of teams playing from in and around the North West.
Our own team improved as the morning progressed but often lacked the incisiveness needed in attack and defence. Poor tackling frequently let them down and made their matches more one sided than they should have been. Despite losing quite heavily to St Ambrose and Altrincham Grammar School, who went on to win the plate competition, their games against King’s School Macclesfield and Merchant Taylors were more competitive. This shone through in their final game against Stonyhurst ‘B’ who they beat 38 – 14 in a much more competent display playing with control when in possession and tackling well in defence.
King’s School, Macclesfield beat Stonyhurst ‘A’, 17 – 5 in the main tournament.
The U14 girls made a strong start to the Rydal tournament by beating Moreton Hall 4 – 2 in their first game with goals from Hannah Cashell and Seren Kerfoot-Robson. Their second game was not as impressive as their first but a strike by Seren from a short corner saw us win 1-0 with seconds to spare. The last game against Stonyhurst, who had also won both their games, was a tough battle. Despite some excellent defence from Abigail Klazinga and Robyn Cannell, the final score was 6-2 to Stonyhurst who won the tournament with our girls finishing 2nd. Well played girls.
The U13 girls got off to a great start, dominating their game against Liverpool College and netting a win. The games then got progressively harder and they met the overall tournament winners St Bede’s in their final match, this proved to be a tough game, although there was some excellent defensive work by Victoria Young and Amelia Perring preventing St Bede’s from scoring crucial goals. Well done to all the girls who finished 5th overall.
Thanks to all of the players, staff and helpers for making the day the success it was.