Woking Loose Out

Match Date: 
11/01/2014
Woking Team: 
First XV
Location: 
Away
Opponent Team: 
Old Georgians
Type: 
League

Score

Woking Score: 
7
Opponent Score: 
45

Old Georgians 45 - 7 Woking (Surrey 4)

With the weather wreaking havoc to Woking RFC's post-Christmas training and warm up matches, Woking travelled to an immaculate Old Georgians pitch for their first fixture of 2014. Woking's four weeks of no training were very evident from the off, with Georgians strolling through some lack-lustre tackling to take a very one sided first half of 33-0.

Frustration boiled over early in the second half as Colin Pearce was sent for a walk, after "pointing" out an offside player with his foot. Granted, the referee, who was new to the game and under first assessment, was not making any phase play easy, however going down to 14 men against a Georgian side in full flow could well have proved disastrous.

After a further try from Old Georgians, Woking rallied with their backs against the walls and fought hard for the remaining 38 minutes, the Christmas pudding and New Year Ale's gradually subsiding.

Hitting full flow at last, Phil Robertson gathered a kick from Aitchison, and the Woking pack trundled for a few phases before shipping the ball to Dan Edwards to glide over the try line, converted by Aitchison.

Old Georgians stood firm for the remainder of the half, clearly demonstrating why they are unbeaten at the top of the league, finally creating a breakaway try to finish the game 45-7.

Captain Aitchison spoke to his somewhat dejected team, "A second half performance that rings true to Woking character. Once we blew off the cobwebs from lack of training, we showed what we can do. We carry that through to next week's cup game, and we hit the ground running."

However, with Byfleet Rec still un-trainable and un-playable, Woking will be up against it once more in this coming Saturdays fixture.