Tewkesbury tigers welcomed there great rivals Longlevens to the moats as a re-arranged match due to the Longlevens pitches being under water .
Tewkesbury decided to play four quarters of 10 minutes to give each one of their squads a rest and time to reflect on their previous outing .
Tewkesbury Tigers 0 – 10 Longlevens (1st qtr)
Tewkesbury tigers started there encounter with their b squad and captain for the day Miles Rendell won the toss and decided to kick off. From the off Tewkesbury ran at the Longlevens team with a sense of pride and passion. This shocked Longlevens who to be honest where used to having their own way against our b’s. The game was quite even for four minutes until Longlevens managed to win their own ball and ship it wide, this time though Tewkesbury missed a tackle and Longlevens opened the scoring. From the off Tewkesbury ran and mauled and rucked Longlevens around the pitch but Longlevens held firm. Longlevens had the upper hand in the scrums and as the game went on used this to build a good platform to score in the closing minutes and finish the quarter 10 – 0 up.
Tewkesbury Tigers 10 – 0 Longlevens (2nd qtr)
Longlevens started this quarter with a spring in there step only for Tewkesbury tigers a team to knock that out of them from the off. With some big hits and great driving and rucking Tewkesbury slowly got the upper hand on the Longlevens boys and once Tewkesbury had started to play as a team more and less of the individuals they started has they made inroads into the Longlevens defence . This created a gap for Henry Evetts to find a gap and go over to make it 5-0 . From the restart Tewkesbury got right up into the Longlevens faces and started to force them back, but fair plays to Longlevens who challenged and tackled well but Tewkesbury were ferocious around the break down area and well disciplined this paid off as once again Henry Evetts found a gap to squeeze over to finish off the quarter 10-0 . A big wow goes out to Sean Collins for the tackle of the game which made the crowd go wow and oooooooh !!!!!!
Tewkesbury Tigers 0 – 15 Longlevens (3rd qtr)
Tewkesbury tigers started this quarter and wanted to build on there first quarter , which to be honest they did , with Miles Rendell ripping the ball well with his brother Mason in support they made some good breaks and with Dan Vine and Wiiliam Healley tackling well they challenged Longlevens well but as time went on and Longlevens drawing the Tewkesbury players into the mauls, gaps started to appear and Longlevens took full advantage to run in three tries before the quarter was over .
Tewkesbury Tigers 15 – 0 Longlevens (4th qtr)
Longlevens started the final quarter three tries up and where in no mood to lose it , but Tewkesbury where in no mood to let Longlevens win , game on !!! . From the off both sets off players competed well against each other but Tewkesbury eventually wore Longlevens down and drove them down the field only for Charlie Kendrick to rip the ball and dive over the line to open the scoring. From the off Tewkesbury repelled the Longlevens team and with big Joe Goodridge bullocking his way down to pitch and Sam Williams and Sean Collins running some great lines under the instructions from Charlie Kendrick Tewkesbury made gaps appear , the ever present Ellis Todd shipped the ball out to Charlie Kendrick who ran a dummy move and popped it to Brendan Llewelyn to round his opposite number to score Tewkesbury’s second . Again from the off Longlevens where driven back by the Tewkesbury forwards . The ball shipped out wide Longlevens defending well Tewkesbury recycled the ball, big Joe on the ball a sniff of the line , just stopped short , Charlie Kendrick at the base of the ruck as the Tewkesbury players drove over a pick and go try scored and a tied game . Well done to Tyler Martin , Jack Cordell , Jorja Taylor great game had by all.
All the kids mentioned or not played very well today and can hold their heads up high well done .
Also I’d like to thank Longlevens who gave us a great game as always and played the game in the usual great spirit thanks.