Match Report: Esher u15s v Farnham B

Match Report – Esher U15s v Farnham B

Waterfall Cup - Sunday 3rd October 2021

Esher (0) 24

Tries: Jack, Tom 3 Cons: Conor 2

Farnham (5) 5

Finally! We are back playing proper rugby and what fantastic weather.

An evenly contested first half saw plenty of flowing rugby with both teams battling a gusty wind as well as each other. Farnham made the breakthrough just before halftime when they went over for a try. The conversion falling just short.

Esher had the wind at their backs in the second half which started with more of the same. The pack were starting to dominate in the scrum and soon the pressure told when Jack engineered some space down the right to outpace their defence, Tylar kept pace and the option he offered allowed Jack to score under the posts. Conor duly converted the kick and Esher had the lead.

Farnham responded well, making ground and forcing a penalty, unfortunately their kick to touch was thwarted by the wind and handed possession back to Esher, a superb kick downfield by Jack was chased down by Daniel B. and Farnham were pinged for holding on. From the resulting penalty Noah was stopped just short after a powerful run and the ball was recycled until Tom crashed through for the score. Conor slotted the kick and Farnham now needed to score twice.

The boy's tails were up now and Farnham were starting to flag against the wind. A magnificent solo effort from Tom saw him hand off three defenders to score again. Conor's kick was just wide. The restart fell to Tom, who powered his way through for a second try in as many minutes and his hat-trick. Conor was unable to convert from way out on the touch line.

The final whistle followed shortly after and the two late scores probably flatter the scoreboard in what was an evenly fought match. But it was Esher's whole team effort, particularly with the defence limiting Farnham to the single score, that was the difference. 

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