Buoyed by their impressive performance the previous week Woking travelled to Haslemere for a league and cup double header. Once again Woking were able to name a strong squad and replacements despite several late call offs due to work commitments of players. Sporting their new gold and blue away kit Woking kicked off in perfect conditions for rugby.
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.
Woking returned to action after an extended break due to Christmas and the impact of Covid when they hosted Old Hamptonians RFC at Byfleet Rec. When the sides met earlier in the season the visitors ran out 124-19 winners when Woking were only able to field 13 players against a very strong Old Hamptonians side. However, last Saturday’s encounter was to be a much different with Woking being able to field a strong starting 15 and bench.
On a chilly and windy afternoon at Byfleet Rec Woking took to the field with just 13 players against a full-strength side from Reigate. On the morning of the game Woking were able to name a squad of 18 players and headed into the match feeling confident that they could get a positive result against the visitors.