X11 Apostles First Spring Defeat

On Friday 9th of March, X11 Apostles had their first rugby match after the winter break. Throughout the school, everyone who was about to play were feeling rather giddy. The school bell could not ring soon enough as kick off would be around 4 o’clock. The opposition, Leigh C of E, arrived promptly at X11 Apostles and got changed into their rugby kits. Both teams were very eager and prepared for the kick off.

Leigh C of E scored first after some very strong runs and broke X11 Apostles defensive line. Then after another dominant spell, they doubled their lead with another try and conversion. X11 Apostles then made it 12-4 as Jude showed great creativity and bravery to scoot from close range and scored a spectacular try. Bradley then added the extra 2 points with his conversion. Moments later half time came. Both teams had a well- deserved rest. X11 Apostles had certainly not given up!

The second half was filled with tough tackles and both teams continued to run hard. However, Leigh C of E scored their 3rd try shortly after the break. This score was closely followed by a well-worked team try from X11 Apostles which disappointingly was ruled out after a forward pass was spotted by the referee. In the dying minutes of the game, Leigh C of E sealed their victory with a 4th try. The coach from X11 Apostles awarded the man of the match to Evan for great determination and teamwork.

Written by Thomas and Ethan.


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