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Thamesians 1XV



Old Millhillians

Match Report far the best day of the week, also known as Rugby Day. 

Both teams in action at home, with the previous weeks scores looking impressive, these were nothing to go by. Today the real challenge, a team that should of go promoted last season and also beat us in the last home game of the season last year. We had a point to prove. 

Game got underway, Old Millhillians (OM) winning the ball from there own kick off! Ts were on the defence with OM hitting up hard in the forwards and whipping in out wide with the backs Ts where doing there best in defence! However OM managed to sneak over the line with forward pick and goes. From here the message was simple play our game in there half. After the restart OM came back in to our half. Some more great defence and the penalty was give to the Ts. Kieran finding touch in there half it was now our turn to show them how we play rugby, the lineout worked and Ts pack went moving moving forward ... playing in the PODs got us the territory that we need and Sebby T crossing the white line for Ts first try. Another try from OM meant Ts needed to answer before half time and they did just that, the hands through the backs given to Lucas who danced through the defensive a popped the ball up to Deano who darted for the corner scoring our second Try and his first of the day. The half time score was 12-14. 

The message at half time was simple again. Play the structures we know, Earn the right to go wide. 

2nd half underway. OM showing no weakness score another. Deano getting the boys going and ready for a tough 30minutes, and just like any great skipper leading the way a huge hit on the OM 9...some say he's still looking for his ribs. Ts then followed in style with more huge hits. Then a with both teams still giving 100% Ts knew they needed to answer back  and they did so by scoring two more tries, Deano from an 8 pick and go from the scrum showing his speed and strength to get around the OM blindside flanker and shrug off the winger to dot down in the corner, Neil then followed...a wrap around at the lineout and sending the hooker backward to get the ball down in the corner once again. Game on 24-19 with 10 to go. 

Ts pinned in there own 22 a penalty given and a quick tap from OM...ball passed to the prop who was met by a huge hit by Fallum, Who also ripped the ball as he sent there prop backwards... the prop stayed down and later left the pitch as he was unable to recover.. maybe his pride was hurt as he was sat down by someone twice his size, back to the game Ts cleared there lines and won a penalty in the OM 22, Deano making the call to take the points and the game out of the reach of OM 8point game 27-19, 3 to go. OM straight back to it Ts back into there 22 and Sav kicking for touch... final whistle and Ts got the W. 

Special mentions 

Lincoln for knocking the ball on when when he was clean through... and Seb for a perfect kick over the OM defensive line.

Kieran for his cross field kick to our 5'4 winger...when his opposite number was 6'4.

And the whole squad for the big hits and hard running. 

MoM Callum Godden

DoD Tommy Darcy

Tries Seb, Dean x2, Neil

Cons Kieran x 2 

Pens Kieran

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