13 January , National 1
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06 January , National 1
Match report
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Abbots Season Gets Off to a Promising Start

Esher Abbots turn in a superb performance at Battersea Ironsides.

It was an interesting week leading up to the game for Esher’s recently relaunched Abbots, with a ‘perfect storm’ of injuries and absences meaning that they fielded a scratch side and couldn’t deploy the game plan they’ve been working in pre-season.

But to get a side out at all when something like 10 ‘regulars’ were unavailable is a credit to the commitment from the squad and to Esher’s wider playing membership who stepped in to help out. 

Ironsides were, as expected, big and powerful, and came at the Abbots hard in the early exchanges, but – despite the Abbots conceding a couple of soft tries – we were competitive throughout and in the 2ndquarter of the game completely dominated both territory and possession.

Commenting, Abbots Head Coach, Andy Berry said: “There’re many positives that we can take from Saturday’s performance.  Despite fielding a scratch side, it was a great opportunity to blood new players and we will go from strength to strength as the season progresses.

“It’s also really encouraging that we managed to run in three high quality tries and that we looked dangerous on every occasion that we managed to get the ball wide.

“Despite the more than slightly flattering scoreline (41 – 20) I am genuinely encouraged and completely confident that we will be a real presence in this league for the rest of the season.”



Tries: Adam Quinn, Joe Pompei, Sonny Kelly

Conversions; Adam Quinn (1)

Penalties: Adam Quinn (1)


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