Hi all, Yesterday was an intense game. The two teams went on and exchanged blow for blow although Tentomushi drew first blood. We were only trailing by 3 pts going into the last 10 minutes (22-19). Eventually 2 opportunistic tries scored by Tentomushi after knock ons put the game beyond reach. Final score was 32-19.
This loss means that we are going down to 2nd division in September 2013. Tentomushi will have a playoff game in January against the Div. 2 runner up to determine if they stay in Div.1 or go down to Div.2 with us.
On the bright side, our game improved over the course of the past 4 months but unfortunately it was not enough to win a Div.1 game. Shuto league is now over and we have now to focus on keeping on working individually and as a team to keep on improving our performance in the first months of 2013. As Charlie said yesterday, good things will come if we keep working, training and practicing together. I am glad we were 30 for our last game of the year and want to think that it was not just a one off.
For now, I wish you all a merry Christmas in advance and will see you in the new year.
There will be no training at Ariake nor Thursday training at Ushigome for the next 2 weeks. Training will resume at Ushigome on Thursday, Jan. 3rd.
For now, it is adieu 2012, looking forward to 2013!