Old Glynonians

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First XV
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Old Glynonians


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Woking 24 Old Glynonians 7 17th November 2018 Surrey III

As both teams observed a minutes silence in respect for the passing of Woking player Oliver Dinsdale, a week ago, there was a determination on the faces of both the Woking players and supporters and a will to perform at the highest levels for him.

Woking got the perfect start opening the scoring with a converted try in the third minute, following some good link play in midfield Ryan Snape dotting down.
Old Glynonians then worked their way into the game and began dominating particularly at the scrum and but for resolute defence Woking could have found themselves behind, as it was they went in at the break level at seven all.

As the second half began it was obvious the set piece had been sorted out and Woking, being marshalled by in form fly half Michael Aitchison took control of the game. Now dominant at the line out thanks to some excellent work from second rower Tom Smith and the scrum due to the experience of old stalwart Alistair Hamilton-Wilkes at tighthead prop their backs began to get good ball and trouble the opposition defence. Aitchisons intelligent kicking game finding space and it was not long before Woking found themselves with a five metre line out which Smith collected safely and set up a maul which rolled over for outstanding hooker Michael O’Seaghdha to touch down twelve seven to Woking.

As the game opened up Aitchison and captain Mark Rose began to exploit the space and apply pressure to the creaking Old Glynonian defence, which following a powerful surging run from Paul Rose was breached for a third time Snape crossing for his second of the day. Old Glynonians composed themselves and began to work their way back into the game but without the penetration to be able to add to their score. Woking then displayed some excellent ball skill the ball working its way down the line with the defence floundering Aitchison who had come round on the loop crossed for the well deserved fourth and bonus point try.

Woking still with an extensive injury list were worthy winners on the day and fully deserved maximum points.

1. Simon Power
2. Mícheál Ó Séaghdha
3. David Garvey
4. Lee Abi Haydar
5. Tom Smith
6. Ryan Snape
7. Josh Parker
8. Pearse Johnson
9. Ross O'Cathaláin
10. Michael Aitchison
11. Gareth Nearn
12. Mrak Rsoe
13. Paul Rose
14. Harry Jarman
15. Chris Wallis

16. Alisdair Hamilton-Wilkes
17. John Neil Dickie
18. Jon Hursthouse

Man of the Match Chris Wallis