Undefeated!!

Match Date: 
07/04/2018
Woking Team: 
First XV
Location: 
Away
Opponent Team: 
Egham
Type: 
League

Score

Woking Score: 
27
Opponent Score: 
7

As Woking travelled to their last league match of a championship winning season hopes were high that it would end undefeated and enter the history books as a perfect performance.

With Egham still very much in with a chance of promotion themselves this was always going to be a hard fought contest and as the match started their passion and intent was obvious.

Woking appeared sluggish and struggling to achieve their normally very high standards but defended valiantly as they got to grips with the game. Egham were the first to register on the scoreboard
with a well worked converted try.

Woking responded almost immediately when Jake Sines picked an excellent line and broke through the Egham defence to touch down out wide the difficult conversion was narrowly missed leaving the score at Egham 7 Woking 5 and it would remain that way for the rest of the first half as the two teams cancelled each other out.

Following input from the coaching team of Pete D’cruz and Sophie Williamson during the interval, Woking started the second half with far more purpose. Egham now began to struggle to contain them as Woking took full control of the game. Outstanding powerful runs from flanker Steve Rhodes and prop Dave Garvey sapped the strength of the opposition and lead to a converted try for scrum half Callum Wogan.

Woking were displaying high fitness levels and Egham resorted to a series of offside infringements in an attempt to halt Woking’s relentless march forward. From one such offence Michael Aitchison slotted the resulting penalty to keep the scoreboard ticking over.

As the match progressed Woking dominated in every area and outstanding lineout work from second rowers Dan Hills and Shaun Gilbert secured good ball allowing their dominant pack to set up a maul and rumble over for their third try of the day.

Egham now appeared tired but defended whole heartedly and held their line well but it was inevitable that Woking would eventually find the gap and score the bonus point try. This they did in the closing minute as again Jake Sines touched down to record the final score of Egham 7 Woking 27.

The perfect season achieved Woking began their richly deserved celebrations whilst the coaching team begin to plan next years campaign in Surrey 3.

1. David Garvey
2. Rory Blundell
3. Alisdair Hamilton-Wilkes
4. Shaun Gilbert
5. Lee Abi Haydar
6. Pearse Johnson
7. Steve Rhodes
8. Dan Hills
9. Callum Wogan
10. Michael Aitchison
11. Gareth Nearn
12. Justin Dougherty
13. Jake Sines
14. Matt Boorman
15. Chris Wallis
16. Matt Armstrong
17. Pete D'cruz
18. Tom Eker

MotM Jake Sines