Spirit of rugby strong despite heavy defeat for Woking.
Old Hamptonians RFC 124 Vs Woking RFC 19
A squad already missing several key players due to injury was further depleted on the eve and morning of Woking RFC’s match at Old Hamptonians as several of the squad were forced to self-isolate. As a result, Woking travelled with just 14 players to fulfil their league fixture declining the option to concede the fixture and hand their opponent’s victory.
In perfect conditions the hosts put on an impressive display of open running rugby. Throughout the match Woking had brief periods of pressure as their forwards were able to use their size and experience to put their opponents on the back foot.
A spokesman from Old Hamptonians said after the game, ‘Woking caught us on an exceptional day with a very young squad that have played rugby together for several years but to be fair to the guys they kept going throughout. I have no doubt in different conditions the result would have been much closer’.
Woking captain Mick O’Shea said ‘Despite the result strangely there were many positives to take from the match. They boys stuck to the task in hand and never gave up and against teams at the same level as us I expect we will be competitive. Our season will not be defined by days like today. After so long without competitive rugby the main thing was that rugby was played and in the right spirit!’
Woking’s try scorers were John Neil-Dickie (2) and KJ Nissen, conversions (2) R. Parker