Old Glyns too much for scratch Woking XV

Match Date: 
25/03/2017
Woking Team: 
First XV
Location: 
Away
Opponent Team: 
Old Glynonians
Type: 
League

Score

Woking Score: 
5
Opponent Score: 
41

With the injury crisis continuing, this weeks second team fixture against Racal Decca was cancelled and a scratch side made their way over to Ewell to face Old Glynonians. Woking were under pressure from the off facing a strong wind which put them under pressure. Old Glyns attacked the Woking line through both forwards and backs but with a fine defensive effort, the Woking line held firm frustrating the Glyns. It took over 20 minutes for Glyns to strike, soft tackling from a tap penalty resulted in the first score. From the kick off, Woking went on the attack and through the forwards put the pressure on & it was hooker James Plowright who was stopped just before the line. Woking couldn't convert pressure to points & Glyns cleared their lines. Again putting the pressure on the Woking defence, Glyns were awarded a penalty which they opted to run. More soft tackling meant another score for Glyns to take it to 14-0. There was more trouble for Woking with outside centre Chris Wallis being sent from the field for 10 minutes for killing the ball in a try scoring position. Shortly after Glyns finished off a move in the corner taking a 21-0 lead into half time.

With their heads held high, Woking started the second half brightly. The forwards started rumbling up the field with the tight play, all 8 men getting involved. 10 Callum Wogan and inside centre Joe Wright probed the Woking defences and it was Wogan who was rewarded by crashing under the posts, however the wind too the conversion. From here, play was balanced in midfield with neither side getting a foothold in the game and the wind causing an array of dropped and missed balls. With 20 minutes left to play, the Woking side began to tire and gaps began to appear in defence. Glyns showed why they are top of the table and took advantage, ruthlessly running in 4 tries. Despite best efforts, Woking were not to score again & the game finished 41-5.

Captain Jim McGiven commented after the game "Today's score doesn't reflect the overall game and how we managed to frustrate Glyns for large periods of the game. I want to thank everyone who played a part today as everyone stepped up and gave 100%. We have two league games left and i'm sure we can get a win with that effort."

Tries: Wogan
MoM: Joe Wright

Woking: Simon Power, James Plowright, Nathan Buckley, Matthew Brennan, Jon Hursthouse, Josh Parker, Benjamin Dinsdale, Jim McGiven, James Bannister, Callum Wogan, Joe Wright, Chris Wallis, Alex Holmes, Tom Smith, Ross Cahalane, John Stedman, Danny Collins, Paul Costello