Exiles Legends make light work of London rivals
Despite the saddening loss in pre-season of our Captain Luke “Chopper” Harris, every Legend was raring to kick start a new campaign in the Surrey County League. Up against a formidable Esher team that had inflicted a home defeat on us last season we had our work cutout for the day. In typical fashion players (including the Captain) turned up half an hour before kickoff, meaning a short, sharp warm up was necessary.
A shaky opening five made it look as if the weather would get the best of both teams. However some big shots from the The Drill rattled their midfield and gave our dynamic pack a platform to inflict some damage. An impressive performance from the FRU in the loose but most significantly in the scrum led to three quickfire tries from Shawsy, Blaize and Stu. Esher were forced into an early team huddle yet there was not much more they could do to stop two more tries from Wilko and Xander that took us into the break at 29-0 (a shame we didn’t have a tee).
Some complacency after the break slowed the momentum but it was short lived as Cali, Dolly and The Drill kept us on the front foot, setting up three more tries for Wilko, Read and Rickard. A huge defensive display in the latter stages of the game kept Esher at bay and led the Legends to their first victory of the season. Every player put their all on the pitch, especially Henry Legg who even left the contents of his stomach behind for good measure.
3 – James “Skinny Wilko” Wilkinson
2 – Phil “The Drill MVP Top Shagger” Woodhall
1 – The FRU