A very well organised Aysgarth team arrived at Terrington raring to go! From the off it was clearly going to be a testing afternoon and the final score of 13-3 is a reflection of their dominance.
However, I could go on about how their boys passed the ball around, dodged, weaved and generally ran hard for the try line. The other half of the story is a Terrington team who never stopped trying from start to finish. On this occasion man-of-the-match goes to Henry Dexter-Smith who will one day be a fine player - he was dogged all afternoon running hard and tackling harder. Olivia wasnâ€™t far behind and she never stopped trying, scoring a fine try towards the end.
Ted Hall had a woeful start to the match, but then played magnificently and should have increased confidence from the outstanding improvements he showed. Sam Scarff made some lovely breaks and seemed to be on hand every time a pass needed to be made.
All in all a testing match, but with some pleasing improvements.
A final word should go to a very old friend, Paul Barlow. He is the coach from Aysgarth who as ever did not crow about his wonderful team but rather turned a blind eye to some very biased refereeing and showed a determination for all the players on the pitch to have a good rugby experience.