Great first Bs game of the season yesterday, an advert for our armed forces fitness as it was hard to choose between the Para and the Marine as to who had the biggest engine, think Richie just won as Matt seemed to spring a leak demanding water at every opportunity. Some great debuts by the younger players, future stars in the making, Jug avoidance from Will who only had to duck to ensure his hat trick instead of the penalty try that ensued. A big thanks to Bobby C who stepped in at the last minute to assist his abrasive son Craig in the front row, Joel, Bobby R and Connor were constantly competitive in rucks and mauls and combined in the lineout to spoil the front ball repeatedly. Jake at scrum half was a constant threat having sniped through the Chobham defense in the second minute to start the Esher scoring. Fine support for the youngsters by the senior figures Geraint at eight rewarded by a try in the second half following a break by Cameron, Matt scoring a brace either side of half time and Elliot grabbing two first half tries the first a bullocking run though three would be defenders. The pack were aggressive all game and the backs played as if they had played together for years, Alex was rewarded for a fine game at centre with the final try on 79 minutes as he cut apart the Chobham backs with a fine solo effort. Jez played a captains innings orchestrating from flyhalf and was almost imperious kicking conversions until the last couple, 8/10 aint bad.
To be fair to Chobham they battled hard all day and our 17 yr old prop meant that we were uncontested which probably didn't help them, their reward of a try in the second half following sustained pressure was well deserved.
Final score Esher Bs 66 Chobham 5s 10
Bobby Capon, Craig Capon, Joel Keefe, Connor Henderson, Bobby Roden, Richie Worall, Matt Warrick, Geraint Thomasson, Jake Down, Jez Best (C), Ben Robinson, Elliot Harman, Alex Burman, Will Taylor,Cam Barlow
elliot (2), Will (2), Matt (2), jake, Alex,Geraint, penalty
con- jez 8
T.W.A.T - Cam