Old Paulines

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First XV
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Old Paulines


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After last weeks disappointment of a home walkover the league season finally began at Old Paulines, Woking led by captain Mark Rose took the field with purpose and a steely resolve, could the unbeaten Surrey 4 champions maintain their momentum?

With the sun shining and the conditions perfect the match kicked off and before it reached the second minute youthful wing Harry Jarman crossed the try line following some fluent ball handling from Wogan, Aitchison and Rose 5-0 to Woking.

From the restart Woking controlled possession rarely allowing Pauline’s the ball and taking charge of the game their pack dominant at both scrum and line out the inevitable second try cam following a powerful maul and was touched down by Rose.

Pauline’s rallied their spirits following some loose play by Woking and applied pressure to a resolute Woking defence, which never looked likely to concede, a solitary three points being the home teams only reward for their first half efforts Qld Pauline’s 3 Woking 12 at the break.

The second half began with Pauline’s applying pressure but Woking repelling their efforts with reasonable ease until a missed tackle allowed them through for what would prove to be their only try.

This only served to provoke Woking’s warriors who pressed the home team back towards their own line, inevitably they conceded a penalty seven yards from their line and quick thinking scrum half Wogan took it quickly touching down for the teams third try whilst the defence were still organising themselves.

Barring a couple of valiant attempts, Woking had the game under control and after a number of flowing attacking moves that came close, the forwards secured the ball and it flowed down their impressive backline to captain Rose who still a fair distance out and with plenty to do skittled defenders out of his way as he powerfully surged over the line for the bonus point score and five well deserved points to start their Surrey three campaign.

Club captain Richard Grady stating how pleasing both the performance and result were considering the number of absentees due to injuries and the higher standard of rugby.

1, Garvey
2, O;Shea
3, Haydar
4, Hills
5, Smith
6, Snape
7, Dickie
8, Johnson
9, Wogan
10, Aitchison
11, Jarman
12, Rose ( Capt )
14, Nearn
15, Wallis

MotM Callum Wogan