Woking Lose Out to Old Oundelians

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First XV
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Old Oundelians


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A grey, miserable day saw Woking 1's resume their league fixtures after a tough two week break with a number of injuries picked up. Woking looked weary from the start, their tempo matching the miserable weather, as they conceded ten points in as many minutes. It looked like the day was going to be a long one, with Old Oundelians playing a tight game, using their height and weight advantage upfront with great tenacity, really keeping Woking out of the game for a very dreary first half, with the sides coming in at 3-13.

The second half started with a resurgent Woking pack, spurred on by captain Adam Smith's lambasting, and Woking began to tick with a number of solid scrums and a Matt Edwards drive over the try line. The blustery conditions proved a challenge for Dan Edwards, who's boot has been on form in recent weeks, and with the missed conversion followed a couple of missed penalties. Woking's hearts were sunk after some interesting refereeing decisions gave Oundelians yet another opportunity to get the forward pack rolling, and roll they did, over the try line. Woking's frustrations were clear as discipline disappeared and, despite a well worked backs move, and great strength from centre Justin Dougherty to cross the line for 5, Oundelians kept the points ticking over and cruised into full time with a comfortable 15-24 victory.

Skipper Adam Smith rallied his troops to say, "Every team has a tough day, this was ours. Now we have a chance to show true Woking character and bounce back next Saturday, as we know we can."

Elsewhere, Woking 2's remained unbeaten in their league endeavors, with another comfortable win of 53-15. Captain Jason Williams commented, "While things go well for us, we look forward to getting to training and helping to pick our first team up. We have the strength and depth, it's just about utilising what we have for the best of the club!"