Six lucky Junior Warriors members played their part behind-the-scenes in Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership win over Sale Sharks at Sixways.
The six helped out Warriors staff with matchday roles including ten-year-old Mena Chadderton who spent the afternoon as a member of the club’s media team.
Here is Mena’s report on the match:
Today was the Junior Warriors takeover. It seemed like the six Junior Warriors really helped the team to get the win.
It was Rainbow Laces day today to support LGBT Equality in sport. The referee had rainbow laces and also a rainbow stripe on his shirt. Many of the players from both sides also had rainbow laces.
A scrappy start to the game as both teams tried to get a foothold in the game. It was Sale that scored first. Faf De Klerk, playing in his first Premiership game since winning the Rugby World Cup in Japan, jumped to catch a Warriors pass and raced down the pitch to score. AJ Macginty missed the conversion from out wide.
Simon Hammersley was given a yellow card for a high tackle reducing the Sharks to 14 players for 10 minutes.
Warriors won a penalty, which Duncan Weir kicked successfully getting Worcester onto the score board.
After 37 Minutes Chris Ashton scored in the corner after chasing through a bouncing kick. The referee Luke Pearce and the TMO then reviewed the try on the brand-new screen near the North Stand. The try stood and Sale led 10-3. Macginty missed the conversion again.
On 39 minutes the Sale player Jean Luc Du Preez was shown a red card for a dangerous no arms tackle connecting with Graham Kitchener’s head. Duncan Weir scored the penalty that came from the red card. 10-6 to Sale at half time.
In the second half Worcester were putting a lot of pressure on the 14 men of Sale. On 55 minutes some nice play led to a Perry Humphreys break and he scored a try. Duncan Weir score the conversion and Warriors led 13-10.
Three minutes later Warriors scored again. This time it was Ashley Beck who scored after a break by Chris Pennell. Duncan Weir again scored the conversion making it 20-10 to Warriors.
On 69 minutes Sale got three points from a penalty kicked by Macginty. 20-13 to Warriors.
Near the end of the game Warriors thought they had scored again through Ryan Mills but the try was ruled out due to obstruction.
After a nervous final few minutes Worcester kicked the ball out to win the game.
Chris Pennell was my Man of the Match as he is my favourite player.