Leeds Trinity University had a full varsity day against York St Johns mens, and we got an interview with the third team right back Ben Rogers to give us an inside look into the tight 2-0 win for the Leeds side. He told us how happy he was with the team performance, winning man to man, and using that strength to win the first balls and the second balls and control the game, with the ‘intensity from the team meaning that it was one of the best games we’ve played all season.’
Still looking forward though, Rogers is happy with the ‘platform and team spirit’ but wants to use that to keep on building and improving on the team they have their now. The beginning of the season started with five consecutive losses, but since then they are now unbeaten in six, so you can see the platform being built in the results from this team. Rogers tallies this down as ‘one of his best performances’ this season, and talks about the importance of winning against your man and not letting him beat you, as well as consistently winning those heads in the air.
Being a varsity game, the fans and supporters from both of the universities turned up in full force, and despite the York St Johns fans trying to be loud and throw of the other team, they were drowned out by the fuller voice of Leeds Trinity. Ben credits the fans for their support and that they ‘100% affected the game’ and helped them to spur them on and get the win. Rogers gives his own personal man of the match to Finn Williams, captain of the third team, pulling two goal line clearances and keeping them in the game.