On a cold sunny morning Tewkesbury hosted a usually strong team Longlevens and has always they did not disappoint.
Tewkesbury started the game facing up hill and kicking off , from the off Tewkesbury started brightly and looked as though they where ready , but Longlevens defended well and as a few loose passes started to creep in started to pressure Tewkesbury back . ( welcome back lads ) Not as easy as some of the kids thought , but Tewkesbury did open the scoring with some slick hands and good play down the line . Longlevens then through there forwards started to make there way down the pitch to cross the line them selves 5-5 period ended .
Tewkesbury now playing down the field and receiving the kick off did them selves no favors by knocking the ball on , scrum Longlevens blind side move try . Tewkesbury did wake up again but every time they made there way down the pitch they panicked a bit and tried to force the play , which either resulted in a knock on or the ball being thrown behind the supporting players . Longlevens on a counter attack managed to cross the line again to make this half 10-0 Longlevens .
This period started with both teams playing with a little passion and putting some great effort in to secure the ball and both teams trying to play with width but as the period went on longlevens broke through a ruck to pick and go over the line 5-0 Longlevens period over .
Tewkesbury dug deep for this period and to be honest they needed too , forwards and backs both where guilty of throwing the ball away in contact (has told when played , prob same as yourselves . DONT PASS POO BALL ON or similar wording ) Tewkesbury pressured Longlevens and once they did created space for them to cross the line . Again Tewkesbury put them selves under pressure from kick off with no one wanting to take charge and catch the ball , but again Tewkesbury dug deep switched on and made a few good decisions and crossed the line again this period ended 10-0 Tewkesbury .
Another lesson learned dont eat to much xmas pudding over the holidays , serious note a lot of hard work is needed as of next week , fitness , passion , pride , teamwork and commitment to the team . Cobwebs gone , dusted off lets start thinking about getting our 2nd county cup won , COME ON THE TIGERS !!!!!!