Match Report
Guildford Grammar School 1st XV vs  Trinity College
On: Saturday, 08 Jun 2019
Venue: at Home

We hosted Trinity College at Home on Saturday. This match was a middle of the table clash which determines who will hold the spot of 3-5 in the league come the end of the season. Trinity and Guildford have also been on the receiving end, with losses against Hale and Christ Church, which shows you that this would be a close match, with other results being similar.

We lost two of our starting players due to injury and the flu, Charlie Crozier and Taine McGough, but gained our team Captain, Isaac Evans, who had returned back from an ankle injury. Alex Crossen has also been called up to replace Charlie Crozier, Alex received his first starting cap.

Five minutes into the first half, Trinity were able to steal a lineout ball of ours and were able to gain metres and with soft tackles, scored a converted try. We fought hard and were able to stay in Trinity’s half for most of the half. Lachlan Grime took a quick tap and got within a metre of the line, Tom Abbott was then able to have a good pick up and drive to score under the posts, which Isaac Evans converted. Half time score 7-7.

Ten minutes into the second half, we had a scrum in Trinity’s 22m. From the scrum, Nick Sheppard crashed the ball, the ball then went wide to Marcus Peters who looked to go outside his player and in the tackle got the ball away to Aidan McCrum on the inside for Aidan to score an amazing try for the team. After a few changes for Guildford, Trinity were able to get momentum, which got their tails up and were able to score 3 unanswered tries.

Best forward goes to Ned Sullivan and best back goes to Nick Sheppard for their work rate around the field and playing by example. Congratulations to Max Kerr in starting in his 10th 1st XV game.

We play Scotch College next week away. Scotch College have had similar results to us in their fixtures. This will be another middle of the log clash.

Coach

Mr J-L Watt