Saturday saw the sun shine down on Broadwater School for the Men’s 1st XI game against Eastbourne. The heat added to what was already set up to be a tough encounter, following a first round draw down on the South Coast.
The crowd swelled throughout the afternoon in the build up to the Six Nations classic clash between Wales and England. Both teams were fighting for the grand slam, just like the GHC Men’s 1s, who have yet to be beaten this season.
Before the rugby kicked off, the men were on fire. Some aggressive full court pressing forced several turnovers far away from our goal line, showing how a squad loaded with young talent can place continuous pressure on opposite teams with and without the ball. The older guard sometimes just watch on and admire the incredible skill sets that these players have.
Sam Plater scored another super hat-trick, taking his season tally to 10 goals: a fantastic contribution towards our success this far. Always looking for an excuse to celebrate, Jake Sloggett made his senior debut for the club and slotted in as if he had been around all season. Things are looking good for next season, as there are now three school boys in the 1st XI who will still be with us into the next. Dare I say it; competition for places will be tough.
Who could complain? The sun was shining, a full clubhouse to witness debuts, hat-tricks and a good team performance. We finished top of the league and in time for the rugby!
Next week we play Horsham away. Four games to go, stick to the process.
GHC M1 5 – 1 Eastbourne
MoM: Sam Plater
Goals: Plater (3), Remke, Sanderson