U13A Match Reports The under thirteens have opened their season with two games in quick succession: against Colchester and Orwell Park. The Orwell game proved to be a bit of a thriller under hot late summer skies. It was a classic free-flowing affair, with both sides keen to play some expansive rugby. First, Theo in the play-maker role passed wide to allow Fazil and Robert S to run through the Orwell tackles; meanwhile in the forwards George N, Edward B and Zaid laid a platform to allow for further forays forward. At last the tries flowed, and in a tight encounter our boys had to settle for a 3-3 draw - not quite the victory they had hoped for. Fazil scored all three tries, while Player of the Match was Erwan for his outstanding defensive skills. Earlier, against Colchester, our boys suffered an early reversal at the hands of a physically more mature and stronger team. The quick try led to more, but our boys never gave up and responded well with four fine tries of their own, scored by Fazil (3) and Henry, to make the final score 4-10. Four special mentions for outstanding effort and determination go to George N, Erwan, Edward B and Fazil.