Match Report
St John's School, Leatherhead 1st XV vs  Trinity School, Croydon
On: Friday, 13 Oct 2017
Venue: Away

The last game in a busy 2 weeks saw the first XV travel in style to Esher Rugby ground to play Trinity School under lights.

After the first few minutes it was clear both sides were keen to play exciting running rugby. The first try came from St John's through some very good simple rugby. A lineout drive that sucked in the forwards, a quick tuck from a strong Tom Davison carry saw the ball speed to space from impressive centre Peter Sinclair saw Captain Jordan Bord score wide out on the left.

Trinity struck straight back after a loose pass wasn't gathered by us, and Trnitys athletic centre raced away to score near the posts. 7-5 Trinity. Time and again our boys created chances but couldn't quite finish them off, the closest was Ben Tudor who was stopped just short in the corner by a tackle that was penalised.

After a huge amount of pressure we finally scored another good try from some great handling to take a 10-7 lead into halftime.

Once again control and patience were key messages at halftime from coaches and players, and this is what they did.

From the start they looked to set the phases up and wait for a break from one of many dangerous players we have, and we were rewarded with 4 second half tries and a penalty. Winger Ben Tudor scored from a long run after some good handling to set him with a 1 on 1 he suitably finished. Then replacement scrum half Jack Rickerds 2 tries from spotting a gap and having the vision to go for it as the pace to finish off and finally a nice backs move to pull the Trinity defence out and execute a nice inside ball to winger Owen Rowlands to score untouched under the posts.

Highlights of the evening

1. Peter Sinclairs side step then bump off in the first half.

2. The maturity of the second half control

3. The lineout execution

4. The quality of our defence to only let in 1 try to a dangerous side.

5. The Westway Coach we travelled to the game i