Match Report Y9 Rugby - Saturday 13 September

Oxted v east Grinstead rufc
final score - 38 - 5

On a bright sunny morning Oxted travelled the short distance to East Grinstead RUFC where school rugby met club rugby!

The game started brightly for Oxted with George Walker dropping on to a loose ball, and then from a quick ruck, Rhys Clutterbuck scampered over the try line. East Grinstead came back with a vengeance and scored an equaliser due to some powerful loose forward play.  Sam Regan crossed the whitewash next after a great break through the defensive line, making the half time score 14-5 to Oxted.

The second half saw an excellent display of handling skills from Oxted, which was particularly impressive, considering how wet the pitch was. Harry Hardisty, who plays at East Grinstead, (and for the first half played for his club side), scored against his own club, with a dart over from close range. Mickey McNamara pounced on to a nicely weighted kick-through by Sam Regan to touch down in the corner.  Finn Jenner, who was abrasive and disruptive all through the game, off-loaded to Sam Regan to score from close range.

The final score was an excellent team try, with excellent passing to release Tom Corbett who outpaced the defenders to score a 40m try.

Excellent game and excellent hosts!

Man of the Match – Matt Gardiner


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