Match Report Y8 Rugby - Saturday 21 September

oxted v claremont school

final score 20 - 20

Oxted travelled away to Esher with the Year 7s in tow for the first away fixture of the season. Fielding a much depleted starting team, we took to the field.

Claremont were sturdy opposition and out muscled Oxted in the contact area and at the breakdown. Seven minutes in, Oxted scored their first try through Captain Owen Hulme. Claremont replied with a try of their own shortly afterwards, and then Matt Hall got on the score sheet with a powerful solo try.

Second half, Oxted improved their body positions in the ruck and Sam Carlisle had more space at the ruck and at the back of the scrum to give the Oxted backs good attacking ball. Taylor James and Harry Pickford made inroads into the Claremont defence and Owen Hulme bundled his way over for his second try. Matt Hall grabbed his second try through some aggressive forward ball carries. But Claremont remained in the game grabbing tries of their own from turn over ball.

Final score – Oxted 20 – Claremont 20.

Man of the Match – Owen Hulme

Mr Faulkner

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