“Remember, Remember the 5th of November”……..TRUFC Senior Colts certainly will.
Sunday 5th November 2017 saw promoted TRUFC Senior Colts travel to take on Bolton RUFC in their highly anticipated first game of the Conference League part of the season.
Illness and injuries had depleted the squad in the lead up to the match meaning coach Tim Molloy only had 15 players to travel to take on a Bolton squad of 20…..and their four coaches.
Lining up Bolton looked the physically bigger side so it was important that TRUFC got the game plan right and played to their strengths from the start, which they did!
With pride and passion running through each of the 15 players on the field the team played for each other and showed why they are unbeaten so far this season. Top quality running lines and slick handling left the Bolton team bewildered and allowed TRUFC to run in well worked try after try, and with a resolute hard working defence it proved to be a tough day for Bolton with TRUFC coming away with a 42 – 14 victory
TRUFC didn’t come away completely unscathed as Harrison injured his sternum during the game but hopefully a few days rest will mean he is available from next week’s home game along with some of the other squad members missing from this week.
After the match Coach Tim Molloy said “The lads where brilliant today to come away with just 15 players and play the way we did shows just how much these lads want to win. Everyone on that pitch gave 120% today. Our defence stood strong for the majority of the game but, without the luxury of fresh legs to bring in to the game it was tiring bodies that give the Bolton team the opportunities to score late in the game, but that was to be expected and takes nothing away from our performance”
Team Manager Janet Jones said: “Our squad dug deep today, played for each other and came away convincing winners! Our defence was absolute quality and I am so, so proud of every lad that stepped onto the pitch today in a Tarleton shirt”
This was expected to be a tough first test for the Colts against a team that had dropped down from League C and have been tipped to finish in the top two. It was a test TRUFC rose to and passed!
Next week sees TRUFC Colts at home for the first time in Conference League D against a Rochdale for a 2pm KO