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Woking sponsored by Kwik cash and Intecsea travelled to the Met Police at Imber Court on Saturday for their last league game of the season. In perfect conditions for running rugby, Woking turned up to play flowing rugby. From the off, at every opportunity Woking were spreading the ball wide off a very solid forward pack.
Met Police in turn ran straight back hard but were visibly surprised by Woking’s resilient defence. Met Police got on the score sheet first with a try through a driving pack from five metres out. When they found themselves back in the same position minutes later after Woking were penalised - Met Police opted for the same approach and bashed their way over proving themselves too hard to stop. Two penalty kicks gave the Police a healthy lead as half time approached.
Woking’s Dan Edwards was thriving on the challenge and stole the ball 3 times off the Met Police talisman ball carrier. The team resolve of Woking was fantastic - tremendous forward pressure and solid backs defence forced errors from the Police, Mike Aitchison seized a spilled ball and sprinted in for a cracking try that Dan Edwards converted.
Woking started to take control and further pressure on the Police saw Dan Edwards seize an interception pass and sprint through for the try. Then, a fine attacking move saw centre Neil Murphy create a huge amount of space with his running lines and he put Mike Aitchison in for a try.
Woking captain Adam Smith was on form drawing men and offloading creating space and possession for Woking that was created chaos into the Police defence. Woking’s huge effort to haul themselves into the game against a strong Met Police side began to take its toll as they started to fall off tackles and get stretched in the backs. Not helped by some inconsistent refereeing Woking were penalised on several occasions and conceded a late try through the backline.