Match Report
The King's School, Worcester 1st XV vs  Solihull School
On: Saturday, 12 Sep 2015
Venue: Away

King’s Worcester vs Solihull

King’s suffered a narrow and disappointing defeat to Solihull at the weekend, failing to build on form they built previously against Trent College and KES Five Ways. A very brutal style of play was expected from Solihull, which King’s appeared to deal with, however failing to be clinical proved critical for King’s in terms of the end result.

There were some small patches of good play from King’s, especially when the ball was shifted to the wider channels, where Charlie Maymon, Max Fellows and Dion King proved to be great attacking threats to the Solihull defence, along with good aggression from the forwards. King’s set piece lacked precision which limited attacking opportunities and our ability to challenge in the wider channels. Our lack of control in the game, as well as poor catch- pass skills ultimately let King’s down.

Two penalties were kicked from the boot of fly half Tom Deehan, being King’s only points in the game, conceding a penalty and a try from Solihull’s number eight crashing over the whitewash from halfway inside the 22. Opportunities were presented to kick further penalties, but the hunger for more points perhaps overwhelmed the team as King’s kicked to the corner on a number of occasions.

The final score was 8-6 to Solihull, with passionate celebrations and a sense of frustration for King’s. With much to improve on, they now look forward to St.Peter’s Gloucester at home for a 2.30 KO, where they will look to regather the form they had in the early stages of the season.

Will Hollis (Vice Captain)