Academy 13 set the mark
By Richard Cebreiro
Thanks to all the players who turned out for the Barracudas (PJF Academy) in our first Surrey U21's Competition game last Monday against KCS.
It was a great game regardless of us only having 13 players on the field, and with 2 tries a piece the Barracudas walked away with a 12-12 draw after KCS scoring a try in the last seconds of the game.
PJF were prety much on top for the whole game with powerfull forward play, slick hands and strong running in the backs, but with two players short we just could not convert the sustained pressure into points. Each KCS attack was met with vicious tackling from both the forward and backs and the Barracudas mounted great attacks deep into KCS teritory, to the point where it was difficult to work out which team was two players short.
Our front row put their opposition to the sword in the scrum resulting in their broken props and hooker conceding defeat after 50 minutes and opting to play the rest of the game with uncontested scrums, which was a blow to us considering our superiority in the set play.
Ignoring the tactical advantage of KCS playing at their home ground, with a full side and rolling subs, all the Barracuda players showed great team spirit, determination and talent during the game which has become synonymous with players from John Fisher school.
The next game for us in the competition is next Friday 30th December, away to Chipstead U21's with a kick off time of 1pm. We have also organised a Barracuda squad training session at the club next Wednesday starting at 7:30pm.
So make yourself available and get involved.