LRFC 76 v Stock Exchange 5

February 14th, 2013|0 Comments

Date: 13th February, 2013

Game: City League

Opponents: Stock Exchange

Venue: Esher RFC

KO: 7.30pm


Photos of the Wimbledon pitch looked more like the free form pool at a large hotel complex so it was decided to move to Esher on the Tuesday. After some confusion by some Stock Exchange players as to where Esher RFC was, next to Hersham railway station, the teams made it to the ground on a nippy winter’s night. The pitch was in excellent condition with no sign of mud so we got going as fast as we could. Lloyd’s started with a bang and crossed for their first converted try after 3 mins when their powerful number 6 dived over from a penalty 5m out. Lloyd’s then scored another after 7 mins when their 13 intercepted 5m from his own line to run up field for a converted try. A penalty on 17 mins resulted in another converted  try for Lloyd’s and now they were looking good. They appeared much more of a team than Stock Exchange who though had some good players were not able to gel as a side and lost the ball just when they seemed to be getting somewhere. Another intercept by Lloyd’s midfield  when Stock Exchange were stringing some good passes together  resulted in another converted try for  Lloyd’s  on the 25 minute mark.  Stock Exchange however, did not let their heads drop and they continued to battle on. Lloyd’s rounded of the half with a try from a well organised maul sucking in the Stock Exchange pack and allowing the Lloyd’s back to work the ball over from close range to make the half-time score 35-0. Half-time was brief so as not to allow the teams to cool down. Lloyd’s started the 2nd half as they did the first with a converted try this time their scrum took a feed against the head allowing their backs to score after 1 minute.  3 more tries followed before in the 18th minute Stock Exchange finally managed to get their back line functioning with a lovely miss pass at centre to put the winger over from close range. Some more tries followed by Lloyd’s as Stock Exchange fought on bravely but ultimately their less organised squad were unable to push Lloyd’s and the game ended 76-5.

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