Match Report Y9 Rugby - Saturday 15 November

oxted school v Cranbrook school
final score 10 - 5

George Walker, Ben Hookway, Finn Jenner, Oli Evans, Felix Sarup, Rhys Clutterbuck, Max McAuliffe (captain), Owen Hulme, Sammy Carlisle, Ben Johnson, Sam Regan, Harry Hardisty, Tom Corbett, Charlie Watkins, Mickey McNamara

On Saturday 15 November Oxted Year 9 Rugby team played Cranbrook School (a boarding grammar school, in Kent).

The wet weather did not facilitate a flowing, running game of rugby! However both sides competed with the elements to ensure the game was an excellent sporting spectacle that was thoroughly enjoyed by all spectators.

Cranbrook took the lead with a try from their powerful No. 8 who picked up from the base of the scrum to power through the Oxted defence. With both sides playing the weather, and kicking for territory, saw their fly half kick directly to our full back Charlie Watkins, who passed to Tom Corbett (left wing) who showed an excellent turn of speed to out-pace the whole of Cranbrook’s back line with an excellent 60m try.

The rain continued and both teams continued to play sensible rugby to suit the conditions. With Oxted making in-roads through Max McAuliffe (captain) and Owen Hulme, and setting up phase after phase of attacking play. Oxted’s backs executed an effective kicking game plan that stretched Cranbrook and fly half Ben Johnson was frequently darting through the oppositions line to link with his outside backs. However it was just the final pass that didn’t go to hand and Oxted’s lack of being clinical that prevented the score line rising in Oxted’s favour.

Through repeated pick and drives Oli Evans (second row) crashed over from close range to put the game out of reach of Cranbrook.  


Final score: Cranbrook 5 Oxted 10


Man of the Match – Finn Jenner

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