Mitcham & Carlshalton RFC v Woking RFC II

Match Date: 
Woking Team: 
Second XV
Opponent Team: 
Mitcham & Carlshalton RFC


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As the crowds gathered for finals day at Reeds Weybridge the storm filled conditions meant that accuracy and strong basic skills were hugely important to the outcome of the match.

Woking, confident following two recent victories took to the field with purpose, well organised and displaying a steely edge. Although Mitcham opened the scoring with a penalty this only served to provoke Woking.

From the restart the ball was launched back to Woking’s twenty two and was safely gathered by Garvey. Setting off at pace he scattered Mitchams defence around him and travelled the length of the pitch to dot down for a try, converted by Smith.

Woking were dominant at the set piece and before long the ball was in O’Shea’s hands. Not to be out done by Garvey, he set off powerfully destroying defender after defender. Like an unstoppable force he crossed for his sides second try and full control of the game.

The tally was then further increased as the ball flowed through the hands of Woking's backline for Grady to touchdown in the corner taking the halftime score to Woking 17 Mitcham 3.

As the second half began Mitcham failed to produce an attacking threat and following strong forward play and some silky ball skills from the backs, Campioni cut a perfect line at pace to cross for the fourth try. Mitcham rallied but could only manage a single penalty and this only served to provoke man of the match Garvey as he collected the ball out wide in his own half and set off with only one intention. Leaving Mitcham bodies in his wake he made his way towards the line. Just one defender to beat which he did despite a lack of discipline from the Mitcham player. Unfortunately after scoring Garvey reacted leaving the referee no option but to issue two red cards.

The final moments of the game were uneventful as the game drew to a close. As the final whistle blew Woking’s players and supporters started a celebration that would go long into the night.

Captain Cahalane receiving the trophy stated how proud he was of all his players and thanked the travelling support, ‘ a great way to end a tough season and set up our next campaign’.

1, Philip Barry
2, Matt Edwards
3, Ben Bremner
4, Tom Smith
5, Marc McGiven
6. Mick O’Shea
7, Dan Campioni
8, John Dickie
9, Ross Cahalane (Capt)
10, Danny Collins
11, Oliver Leslie
12, David Garvey
13, Richard Grady
14, Ben Hall
15, Harry Jarman

Man of the match - David Garvey