Rydal Penrhos’ Year 7 rugby side turned in an encouraging display during their first game of the season at St Mary’s Crosby.
Their trip to Merseyside ended up in defeat but there were plenty of positives to take from the display, with the game hugely competitive and full of quality from both sides.
The first period was a steep learning curve for the squad, with some playing their first competitive fixture, but they acquitted themselves extremely well in the face of consistent pressure.
After reorganising at the interval, the Rydal Penrhos side gave a much-improved performance and crossed the white wash for the first time thanks to a fine individual run from Freddie MacLaverty, who penetrated the home side’s defence for the touchdown.
This was swiftly followed by another score after a fine team move, and although the visitors were unable to add to their tally it was a pleasing performance overall that also featured a standout individual contribution from Freddie Barrington-Chance.
Physical Education teacher Sean Kitchen, said: “With this being the first game of the season, I was immensely impressed by the development the boys made during the game.
“Improvements were made on things practiced, as well as things the boys haven’t even seen yet.
“Finally, the attitude the boys carried throughout the day was extremely pleasing – sticking together as a team, looking out for each other, and applications and desire to improve.
“A very promising start and huge potential for the rest of the season.”