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.
Match Report October 2nd 2021
Tough afternoon for Woking against early league leaders
Woking RFC 5 Vs Streatham & Croydon 80
In torrential rain and high winds Woking took to the field to take on league leaders Streatham & Croydon
Woking started poorly conceding three tries in the first 15 minutes. Much of which was self-inflicted rather than due to the conditions and it set the tone for the afternoon.
Woking rallied halfway through the half and a sustained period of forward pressure put the visitors on the back foot. Woking were rewarded when captain O’Shea crossed the whitewash from a few meters out. For a moment it looked like Woking had woken up and were starting to rise to the challenge of taking on the league leaders.
However, this was short lived as Streatham showed why they will take some stopping this season. Woking on the other hand will be disappointed that they were unable to build on the improved performances of the past few weeks.
For the second weekend in succession Woking RFC found themselves having to find new opposition as their original league opponents University of Surrey were unable to fulfil the scheduled league fixture.
Woking RFC played away to Merton RFC on September 18th; find out how we got on.