Guildfordians

Match Date: 
06/10/2018
Woking Team: 
First XV
Location: 
Home
Opponent Team: 
Guildfordians
Type: 
League

Score

Woking Score: 
15
Opponent Score: 
12

On a wet and blustery day Woking took to the field against a well known foe, ready for what was inevitably going to be a highly physical encounter. Moments into the match mercurial fly half Micheal Aitchison received the ball back from his powerful pack of forwards and drop kicked the ball between the sticks Woking 3 Guildfordians 0.

Almost immediately from the kick off Guildfordians powered down the left flank Woking’s defence seemingly switched off as the opposing pack trundled over for a converted try Woking 3 Guildfordians 7. Only moments later the Guildford pack again breached the Woking defence and although there appeared to be a clear knock on and doubt as to the grounding of the ball the try was given Woking 3 Guildfordians 12.

Following a stern talking to from captain Mark Rose Woking took total control of the game camping in the oppositions twenty two for long periods and constantly threatening the try line but the brave Guildford defence continually thwarted the attacks until close to the end of the first half when the dominant pack eventually breached the try line and touched down with Aitchison converting Woking 10 Guildfordians 12 at the break.

With the rain continuing to beat down the second half began and again Woking’s pack dominated strong ball carrying from second rower Dan Hills and flanker Pearce Johnson creating chance after chance but this was not a day for silky back play and the wet and slippery ball was fumbled on a number of occasions, then following a well directed rumble forward outstanding hooker Mick O’Shea scattering defenders around him crossed for what would be the winning try Woking 15 Guildfordians 10 The large supporter contingent celebrating Woking’s second successful outing in Surrey 3, Vice President Mr Justin Key in his post match interview stating that although there would be some tough tests ahead it was a great start for the club particularly with a lengthy first string injury list and that he was proud of those such as Simon Power, John Dickie and Tom Smith who had stood up and represented the club with distinction.

1, Power
2, O’Shea
3, Haydar
4, Hills
5, Brennan
6, Snape
7, Johnson
8, Dickie
9, Campioni-Norman
10, Aitchison
11, Plowright
12, Rose (capt)
13, Garvey
14, Smith
15, Wallis

16, Dinsdale
17, Hursthouse
18, Cahalane

MoM Mick O’Shea